Shoulder Dystocia: Helping Children and Their Families - Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys
Shoulder dystocia happens when a baby's shoulders are caught inside the birth canal and the baby is trapped. The baby can suffer serious damage, and so can the mother, if immediate and appropriate action, such as conducting an emergency Caesarean section, is not taken on the part of the attending medical team. These injuries are entirely preventable - and if they happened to your baby, you may suspect medical malpractice.
When a doctor or nurse midwife decides to force the baby through the birth canal or waits too long to perform a C-section, injuries to the baby such as shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy or other brachial plexus injuries can ensue. Erb's palsy results when a baby's neck and shoulder nerves are torn. In some situations, the collarbone is broken on purpose to allow for delivery. These are primarily caused by pulling or traction or by vacuum extraction.
Call the experienced birth injury attorneys at the law firm of Westland & Bennett P.C. at 219-440-7550 to talk about what happened. We can help you understand what happened and whether we can help. You may also contact us by secure e-mail.
Our personal injury and medical malpractice law firm help injured infants, children and families obtain justice. We are committed to serving the needs of families injured due to medical malpractice or medical negligence. Should we work with you, you will benefit from the skill, sensitivity, resources and talent of your attorney to vigorously advocate on your behalf.
We represent all medical malpractice cases, including cases involving shoulder injuries to your baby, on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no attorneys fee until we win.
We Are Here to Serve Your Legal Needs - Northwest Indiana Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys
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We want to hear your story. If you or your baby suffered as a result of medical negligence, we want to help. To discuss your concerns in a confidential meeting with one of our skilled lawyers, please call the firm at 219-440-7550, or contact us by secure email.