Shoulder Dystocia Cases in Mason City
Trustworthy Guidance from Our Iowa Birth Injury Attorney
If your child was injured during delivery from a shoulder dystocia and
you think the doctor may have been negligent, call McGuire Law, PLC. At
our law firm, you can speak with a competent
legal advocate about the possibility of pursuing a claim for compensation.
Attorney James P. McGuire is an Iowa medical malpractice who has more
than four decades of experience.
Understanding Your Child's Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's shoulder gets caught behind
the mother's pelvic bone during delivery. When the baby is in this
position in the birth canal, if the doctor or nurse uses too much force
in attempting to reposition or move the baby down the birth canal, the
baby runs the risk of stretching and potentially ripping nerves that connect
the shoulder, arm and hand to the spinal cord.
This system of nerves is called the
brachial plexus. This type of situation can also stop a baby from breathing due to the
Oxygen deficiency has been known to cause
brain injury. Brachial plexus injuries caused by shoulder dystocia can result in paralysis
or lack of mobility in the arm and hand affected during the birth. This
birth injury can easily be avoided by medical personnel making a decision to do a cesarean
section when the baby is too large for a traditional birth.
Take action—call our Iowa birth injury attorney!
When your child has suffered from a brachial plexus injury due to shoulder
dystocia during delivery, he or she may end up being incapable of controlling
the shoulder, arm, elbow or hand. Physical therapy or surgery may be required
in order to attempt to correct the injury. If this has happened to your
child, you may feel devastated and unsure of what to do. With the guidance
of our caring attorney, our legal staff will direct you in seeking proper
treatment for your child's injury and prepare a strong case for compensation
for your child's medical costs and future care needs.
McGuire Law, PLC will do its utmost to maximize your potential financial
recovery for not only your medical bills, but also for the pain and emotional
turmoil that was suffered by your entire family. When you need an experienced
and dedicated birth injury attorney, you can turn to us. We offer our
services in Mason City, as well as throughout the state of Iowa. Don't
contact us for a free case evaluation!