Chicago Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys
Seek Justice in the Wake of a Birth Injury
Childbirth is a delicate process that not only requires precise care in the delivery room but vigilant monitoring in the weeks and months before the due date. Shoulder dystocia is one of the many complications that can occur during this process and—when it is not reasonably foreseen and prevented my medical professionals—can lead to serious harm to both the mother and child.
If your family has been impacted by shoulder dystocia, we invite you to contact us at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC today. Our dedicated Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are well-versed in the adverse effects a birth injury can have on a family and has time and time again pursued and secured financial restitution for victims. Our firm has recovered millions in relief for medical malpractice claimants and is ready to start discussing your legal options today.
Start the process with a free consultation with our proven legal advocates. We're ready to hear your family's story.
What Is Shoulder Dystocia?
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's shoulders become stuck inside the mother during a delivery. Because shoulder dystocia arrests the birthing process, both the mother and the child are put at great risk. In many cases, emergency measures—including C-sections—must be taken to complete the birth.
Shoulder dystocia can result in numerous effects on the child, including:
- Broken bones
- Erb's palsy
- Dangerous lacerations
- Brain and/or nerve damage
- Klumpke's palsy (paralysis)
The mother can also suffer hemorrhaging or uterine rupture. If you or a loved one have suffered these effects during childbirth, our Chicago shoulder dystocia lawyers are ready to help you assess your malpractice claim options.
Who Is at Fault?
Fortunately for expectant mothers and families, there are definitive warning signs for shoulder dystocia. When properly identified by medical professionals, measures can be taken to avoid this complication and ensure the well-being of both mother and child. When this does not occur and the mother or child is injured, medical professionals and facilities can be held responsible for missing these warning signs.
What are the risk factors for shoulder dystocia?
- Multiple baby births
- Obesity in the mother
- Gestational diabetes of the mother
- A prior case of shoulder dystocia
- A prior history of giving birth to large babies
If you believe that your doctors missed the risk factors for shoulder dystocia and put your family at risk, our firm is ready to speak with you. We know what it takes to develop a compelling shoulder dystocia claim and can ensure that your family's voice is heard in the wake of this wrongdoing.
We're ready to help you take action. Call us at (312) 313-0266 today.