Was Your Baby's Shoulder Lodged During Delivery?

Minnesota Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys

Shoulder Dystocia & Obstetrical Negligence

Has your child been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy? Did your son or daughter suffer a brachial plexus injury during childbirth? If your child experienced any type of birth injury as a result of shoulder dystocia, a Minnesota birth injury lawyer at Janet, Janet & Suggs can consider whether obstetrical negligence may have been involved.

If a doctor failed to manage shoulder dystocia or did not recommend a C-section that could have prevented this serious complication in the first place, you may have grounds for a birth injury claim. This could provide compensation for your child’s medical treatment and ongoing care, providing a more stable future for your child and your family. We can assess your situation to determine whether you have a viable case. Because there is a two-year statute of limitations on birth injury claims in Minnesota, we recommend that you move quickly to discuss your case with an attorney.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and options. Give us a call at (651) 243-2972 to get started.

What Causes Shoulder Dystocia?

With shoulder dystocia, the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck in the birth canal, behind the mother’s pubic bone. Significant maneuvering may be required to help deliver the baby. Shoulder dystocia cannot be definitively linked to one specific cause, but there are certain factors that can increase one’s risk of having a baby that suffers from this complication.

The following risk factors increase the likelihood of shoulder dystocia:

  • Maternal obesity
  • Post-term labor and delivery
  • Induced labor
  • Epidural use
  • Twins or triplets
  • Maternal diabetes
  • An infant that is too large to pass through the birth canal
  • Breech presentation

Your doctor should know how to identify these risk factors and should recommend a C-section if the risk is great. Your doctor should also know how to properly manage shoulder dystocia. If your doctor or nurse failed to provide standard care in identifying or treating this condition, a Minnesota shoulder dystocia attorney at our firm can seek justice on your child’s behalf. We are passionate about fighting for victims of preventable birth injuries and have been doing so for over three decades.

Contact Janet, Janet & Suggs today at (651) 243-2972. We have offices in St. Paul and Minneapolis and represent clients across Minnesota and the entire U.S.

Our Victories

Our team has been fighting for justice for over 30 years and we have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of our clients.
  • $33.5 Million Delayed C-Section
  • $24 Million Failure To Diagnose
  • $15.5 Million Mismanaged Labor & Delivery
  • $15 Million Delayed Delivery
  • $13.5 Million Fetal Monitoring Errors
  • $10.8 Million Failure To Respond To Uterine Rupture
  • $9.5 Million Failure To Treat Infection
  • $9.3 Million Birth Injury
  • $9 Million Sonogram Misinterpretation
  • $8.25 Million Airway Obstruction
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms 2017

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