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Shoulder Dystocia

My client's child's shoulder became stuck beneath the mother's pubis symphasis bone, a condition known as shoulder dystocia. Instead of using one of several appropriate maneuvers to free the child without injury, or performing a caesarean section, the doctor pulled straight down on the child's head, tearing the brachial plexus nerve and causing permanent limpness and weakness in the child's right arm.

Awarded: $450,000

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