When a baby is too large or the mother’s pelvic opening is too small, the baby is at risk for Shoulder Dystocia. This condition occurs when a baby’s head is delivered through the vagina, but the shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s body. Complications may cause injury to the mother and child, including some palsies.

SYMPTOMS, BABY:

  • brain damage or death as a result of lack of oxygen
  • broken arm or collar bone
  • shaking or paralysis caused by injury to the nerves of the shoulder, arms, and hand

SYMPTOMS, MOTHER:

  • bruising of the bladder
  • heavy bleeding after delivery
  • tearing of the uterus, vagina, cervix, or rectum

If you are concerned that your child is suffering from shoulder dystocia, contact the Houston birth injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law. Call us today at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a confidential and FREE initial consultation form, which only takes a few minutes to complete.