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Dystocia Birth Injuries

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Before pregnant women give birth, their babies should be in the correct fetal position in order for the mother to safely deliver the child. And if the baby is not in the right position, the mother's physician should take steps to reposition the fetus or explore alternatives to a vaginal delivery, including performing a cesarean section (C-section). This is especially true if the baby is larger than normal (a condition sometimes referred to as macrosomia).

Unfortunately, some doctors don't respond in time. As a result, some children are born with permanent injuries due to fetal dystocia. That's why this situation remains a common cause of labor and delivery injuries.

If you suspect your child's injuries are due to dystocia, the Atlanta birth injury lawyers at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC want to meet with you. Our legal team has years of experience handling such complicated cases throughout Georgia and thoroughly understands how the legal system works here.

What is Dystocia?

Fetal dystocia is a medical term used to describe orthopedic injury that can occur to a child when they get stuck in their mother's pelvis during delivery. There are two scenarios which often result in a difficult delivery:

  • The fetus is larger than normal.
  • The fetus is positioned in the wrong location before birth. (The ideal position is for the baby to be head down and facing towards the mother's back.)

As a result, the baby has a difficult time safely being born. Sometimes, doctors are able to reposition the baby before birth using forceps or extractors. But if that doesn't work or if the baby is abnormally large, many physicians chose to deliver the baby by performing a C-section.

Common Injuries

There are many injuries often associated with dystocia. Many of these injuries involve shoulder and nerve injuries when the baby is positioned shoulder first before birth. Such injuries are known as shoulder dystocia or brachial plexus injury because of the brachial plexus bundle of nerves that can be injured.

As a result, dystocia injuries often involve obstructed labor, meaning the baby cannot safely exit the mother's womb. Common dystocia injuries include:

  • Arm or shoulder fractures
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Erb's palsy
  • Bell's palsy

Whatever type of dystocia injury your family is dealing with in Georgia, our Atlanta law firm can help you move your case forward.

Why Choose Us

When you have our legal team in your corner, you can hold doctors and other medical professionals accountable for their actions. And if they refuse to cooperate or will not admit malpractice, we're prepared to take legal action against them and take them to court.

We take such an aggressive approach because we believe strongly in defending the rights of injured children and their families. For us, our work is more than just a job. We're committed to righting wrongs and making sure families receive the compensation they deserve.

If a medical professional harmed your child, your family should receive compensation for medical expenses, surgical procedures, future medical care and more. You only have one opportunity to obtain all the compensation your family will need to cover your child's lifetime care expenses. Make your case count. Contact us.

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