Shoulder dystocia can present health complications and concerns for both the child and the mother during delivery. If this medical emergency is not resolved quickly and skillfully, both the mother and child may suffer. When a physician fails to respond appropriately to shoulder dystocia, and an injury occurs, the doctor may be held liable for medical malpractice. Maryland Medical Malpractice can help parents determine if the doctors or nurses present during the child’s delivery acted according to the medical community’s accepted standards of care. If the physician or nurses failed to respond to the situation appropriately, those responsible for the child’s injuries might be held liable for damages.
Shoulder dystocia can cause permanent disability to the child, and these children may require special medical care and treatment. Specialized medical care and treatment can create a financial burden for the parents. When birth injuries occur due to medical malpractice, the child may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries as well as their pain and suffering. Maryland Medical Malpractice can help parents determine if their child’s birth injury was the result of malpractice and help them file a personal injury claim. While no financial remuneration can change the fact that the birth injury occurred, the monies obtained from the parties responsible for the birth injury can help parents ensure their child gets medical attention and specialized services they deserve.