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Shoulder Dystocia

Jackson Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys

Fighting for Injured Newborns & New Mothers

Was your child born with shoulder dystocia? This shoulder injury can be permanent, and it is often caused by a medical provider’s mistake. As such, you should already be considering taking legal action against the medical provider who harmed your child.

'Maggio | Thompson, LLP in Jackson can help you with your shoulder dystocia lawsuit. We have a long history of taking on difficult cases and winning, including complex medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits. You can trust us to help with your case now when it matters more than ever.

Call (601) 265-6869 or contact us online for more information.

What is Shoulder Dystocia?

Shoulder dystocia is a birth injury caused by a newborn’s shoulder getting lodged against the mother’s pelvis during labor and delivery. Although many cases end without injury, shoulder dystocia can cause serious injuries if the medical providers do not handle the situation correctly.

If the child is forcibly removed while the shoulder is stuck, then it can cause harm to the child’s bones and nerves. Severe damage can cause a permanent shoulder, arm, or hand disability. It can also cause a uterine tear or rupture in the mother, which can be life-threatening.

Can Shoulder Dystocia Be Treated?

Different methods will be needed to treat shoulder dystocia, depending on the severity of the injury. An orthopedic specialist, pediatrician, and physical therapist may need to work in conjunction with each other to determine the best approach to treat your child’s shoulder injury.

Treatments that can help with shoulder dystocia include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Surgery

Injuries to the mother suffered due to shoulder dystocia will need altogether different treatments, of course. The common thread is that all of these treatments can be expensive and extensive. When pursuing compensation, we will be sure to fight for a full amount that pays for all necessary medical treatments, as well as any complications that can arise in the future. For example, if your child was permanently disabled due to a birth injury, then the compensation owed to your family could be significant.

Call Our Firm So We Can Help

Time can move quickly while you are dealing with the aftermath of a serious birth injury that hurt your child, like shoulder dystocia. Before you lose track of the days too much and lose the chance to file a claim against the medical provider who caused the injury, get our firm on your side. We can assist with all parts of your case, such as filing the claim, negotiating a settlement, going to trial, and much more.

Dial (601) 265-6869 to speak with our Jackson shoulder dystocia lawyers.

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