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Independence Birth Trauma Lawyer
Shoulder dystocia, as you may have recently learned from adverse personal experience, refers to a serious complication during the delivery of a child. When the baby's shoulders are obstructed by the mother's pubic bone, very real risks include damage to the baby's brachial plexus nerves and consequences including cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy.
Does Your Child Have Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy or Another Severe Birth Injury?
Our metro Kansas City shoulder dystocia attorneys take action for birth injury victims and their families. We are dedicated to exposing medical negligence by obstetricians and other professionals to improve victims' lives and enforce accountability. We maintain an extensive network of physicians prepared to analyze what happened and who should be held legally liable for life-changing outcomes such as:
- Cerebral palsy and other types of infant brain injury — most often caused by oxygen deprivation during delivery
- Erb's palsy due to stretching or detachment of brachial plexus nerves connecting the spinal cord to nerves in the baby's arms
Taking a Comprehensive Look at Prenatal Care and the Delivery of Your Child
At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, a Missouri firm proven in high-stakes litigation nationwide, we bring solid medical knowledge along with decades of case-building and trial experience to each medical malpractice case we handle. Our Independence birth trauma lawyers are prepared to investigate your case to determine if obstetrician malpractice occurred based on:
- Negligence in prenatal care, including failure to recognize and address risks involving the size or position of the baby
- Delivery room negligence such as the failure to order a C-section or attempt proven delivery maneuvers for preventing infant brain damage and brachial plexus injuries
Explore Legal Options With a Caring, Determined Medical Malpractice Attorney
The costs of caring for your child and providing every opportunity to reach his or her potential can be staggering. If you believe medical malpractice may have been a factor in your child's injuries, please contact Humphrey, Farrington & McClain for a free consultation by emailing us or calling 888-353-0491. You will pay no attorneys' fees unless we take your case and succeed in obtaining compensation for you.