Birth Injuries And Shoulder Dystocia

When an infant's shoulder gets caught on the mother's pelvic bone during delivery, long-term nerve damage and fractures can occur as a result. Given screening procedures and the availability of prenatal care and technology, most cases of shoulder dystocia can be avoided. Because shoulder dystocia is preventable, physicians can be held liable for failing to identify it prior to birth. In cases where shoulder dystocia occurs due to factors present at birth, failure to employ certain techniques for dealing with the problem can result in injury to both the baby and the mother. At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., our birth injury attorneys and on-staff OB-GYN nurse collect evidence, review medical procedures and consult medical records to identify physician negligence.

At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in North Carolina, our medical malpractice attorneys provide families with the legal and medical resources they need to demand justice and compensation for their child's injuries. For more information, contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. Located in Fayetteville, we represent clients in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Complications Related To Shoulder Dystocia

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. represent clients in relation to the following issues tied to shoulder dystocia:

  • Hemorrhaging
  • Uterine rupture
  • Misuse of forceps
  • Application of fundal pressure
  • Failure to perform McRoberts maneuver

Prepared To Challenge The Medical Profession

Rarely do doctors admit fault. That's why we employ our own OB-GYN nurse while consulting with nationally recognized medical experts in building our cases. Prepared with a wide range of legal and medical resources, we won't be intimidated by a doctor's reputation, education or lawyers. Uncovering evidence and exposing negligence — no matter what the other side might argue, they can't deny the facts we're prepared to present.

Providing Everyone With A Voice

At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., we level the playing field — it's that simple. No matter how big an HMO, how prestigious a hospital or reputable a doctor, we have what it takes to make them answerable before the law. Committed to putting the law and justice in the hands of our clients, we believe the law should be made to work for everyone and not the privileged few.

If you're facing additional medical cost and an uncertain future for your newborn, contact North Carolina shoulder dystocia attorneys at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.