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Shoulder Dystocia

South Florida Birth Injuries Litigation Attorneys

All expecting parents pray that their babies will be born healthy. Sometimes though, there are complications during delivery that cause a child to be injured. These complications may include medical professionals making mistakes. When this happens in Florida, you should turn to Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A. to explore your legal remedies and what options are available to you to collect monetary damages for your child's injuries.

Our medical malpractice lawyers are experienced at handling all types of birth injury lawsuits, including cases involving shoulder dystocia. We are not only familiar with the medical background surrounding this injury and its effects, but we also know how to prove it legally in a court of law. If your child suffered shoulder dystocia, contact any of our three offices today to speak with our knowledgeable attorneys.

What Is Shoulder Dystocia?

Shoulder dystocia is a type of difficult child labor and delivery in which after the delivery of the head occurs, there is difficulty immediately delivering the anterior shoulder of the infant. When this happens, the chin of the infant often presses against the mother's perineum or pelvis, which causes puffiness, swelling or bruising of the infant's face.

What Injuries Result From Shoulder Dystocia?

While the facial injuries usually heal quickly, many of the different types of procedures or manipulations to free the shoulder and deliver the rest of the child can cause severe and permanent damage to the child. One of the most common and critical injuries that may occur from shoulder dystocia is a brachial plexus injury where the nerves to the shoulder, arm and hand are damaged. This may permanently impair feeling and mobility to the child's limb, thus impairing function. This injury is also commonly referred to as Erb's palsy.

Additional Birth Injury Information

If you believe that a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional involved in your birthing experience made a mistake that caused injury to you or your child, then these additional birth injury resources may be helpful to you:

How Can Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum, P.A. Help You?

Our firm will help you gather evidence to support your claim and to use as part of our negotiations when we present the negligent parties with our compensation demand. We even have nurses on staff to help us with the technical medical components for cases like shoulder dystocia, which are complex and require thorough analysis of the delivery and post-birth monitoring.

Our goal is to maximize the compensation for your child's injuries so that he or she can receive the best care, be provided for in the future and cope with his or her limits. Our compensation demand will include past, present and future medical bill expenses, future psychological counseling and the loss of future earning potential, as well as pain and suffering.

We prepare every case for trial in the event we do have to present our arguments and evidence to a judge and jury. Our trial attorneys believe in being over-prepared and making sure the jury looks at every factor of the case and every way your child's life has and will be affected by his or her shoulder dystocia related injuries. Contact us today if you have questions about whether to file a personal injury claim for this type of injury.

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