One of the medical malpractice birth injury cases that frequently are found to have merit are ones that involve shoulder dystocia at birth. The American Family Physician Journal reports that shoulder dystocia is “[t]ypically defined as a delivery in which additional maneuvers are required to deliver the fetus after normal gentle downward traction has failed, shoulder dystocia [most frequently] occurs when the fetal anterior shoulder impacts against the maternal symphysis following delivery of the vertex.” In layman’s terms, the baby’s shoulder gets stuck under the mom’s pubic bone. The basis for a malpractice birth injury case against a physician (usually either an obstetrician or family doctor delivers babies) is that excessive traction or force was used to deliver the baby.
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