Shoulder Dystocia
A baby's shoulders may get stuck as the head is being delivered (Shoulder Dystocia).
  • Many times, there are signs that the doctor should have seen and proceeded to a cesarean delivery
  • Once the baby is stuck, many doctors will pull too hard on the baby;s head and cause a Brachial Plexus Injury
D&M has successfully resolved and tried Shoulder Dystocia Cases in Ohio and other States

Risk factors
  • Pelvic Anatomy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Post Dates Pregnancy
  • Previous Dystocia
  • Suspected Macrosomia
  • Assisted Delivery (Forceps or Vacuum)
  • Long active phase of labor
  • Long pushing stage of labor
Causes of Injury
  • The Type of Injury can help determine if your child's injury was preventable
    • Erbs Palsy is an injury to every nerve in the brachial plexus (C5,6,7,8 and T1). If your doctor has used this term to describe your child, stop reading this and call us as soon as possible.
    • Avulsion is a tearing of a nerve or nerves in the brachial plexus. This almost always occurs from the doctor pulling too hard on the baby's head (excessive lateral traction). If your doctor has used this term to describe your child, stop reading this and call us as soon as possible.
D&M can finance and prosecute your child's case
  • Should D&M determine that your child's injury was preventable, we will finance and prosecute your child's case and you pay nothing for expenses or fees unless there is a successful resolution of the case.