Did Your Baby Suffer A Shoulder Injury During Birth?
It is very difficult for parents to learn that their baby was injured during birth even when they had entrusted care of the baby and mother to well-respected medical care providers. Most parents vow to do anything they can, at that point, to help their child overcome a birth injury such as shoulder dystocia or Erb’s palsy.
Martin T. McDonough, M.D., J.D., and the other lawyers of The McDonough Law Office in Woodstown, near Salem, can help evaluate your baby’s birth injury case promptly. Martin is both a doctor and a lawyer who is well-recognized in both medical and legal circles for his ability to render reliable opinions without delay. A timely response can be highly beneficial in the case of a shoulder dystocia case when early intervention can help bring about a better outcome.
What Is Shoulder Dystocia?
Shoulder injuries sometimes occur during birth when babies’ shoulders get stuck in the birth canal. Obstetricians receive training in ways to maneuver babies in such instances, but sometimes a doctor pulls on a baby’s head — going against accepted practices — resulting in damage to the brachial plexus nerves.
Parents who receive the sad news of a shoulder injury naturally want to take action to help. This may also include bringing a legal claim or lawsuit to recover financial damages. Monetary resources can provide for additional therapy, surgery, special education and disability accommodations, if necessary.
Contact Us To Request A Free Consultation
Bring your baby’s shoulder injury case to our attention at The McDonough Law Office. We look forward to letting you know how we can help after a shoulder injury during birth.