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Hawaii Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys

Seeking Justice for Mismanaged Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a type of childbirth complication that occurs when the infant’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone. It may occur in deliveries where the infant is large in relation to the mother’s pelvic bone and birth canal, or in a “sunny-side up” delivery where the infant is face up instead of face down. No matter the cause, shoulder dystocia should be immediately addressed to help the infant avoid oxygen deprivation.

If shoulder dystocia is mismanaged, meaning it is improperly handled or is not handled in time, a baby may suffer from brachial plexus injuries or brain damage. A Hawaii birth injury attorney at Davis Levin Livingston can offer skilled and compassionate guidance if shoulder dystocia occurred during delivery and your child was injured. They know how shoulder dystocia should be addressed and can identify instances of improper medical care.

For a free review of your claim, call (808) 400-7517. Our attorneys and Medical Director can accurately assess the situation and offer knowledgeable insight.

Shoulder Dystocia Injuries

Effectively maneuvering an infant with shoulder dystocia can be difficult, and there are different methods that a doctor may attempt to address the problem. If a doctor uses the wrong method, is too forceful in attempting to deliver the baby, or otherwise fails to provide standard care, serious injuries may result. A doctor may also be held accountable for failing to recommend a C-section in a delivery at a high risk for shoulder dystocia or other complications.

The following injuries may be caused by mismanaged shoulder dystocia:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Birth asphyxia
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Maternal tearing and bleeding

Serving Hawaii for Over Four Decades

For over 40 years, their Hawaii birth injury lawyers have been helping families across Hawaii recoup their losses after experiencing harm caused by obstetrical malpractice. Davis Levin Livingston knows this is an extremely difficult situation to bear, and they want to alleviate the stress you are experiencing by bringing at-fault parties to justice and recovering a fair settlement or award to provide for your child’s care.

Call (808) 400-7517 today for more information on shoulder dystocia and how we can help.

Four Decades Of Record Breaking Victories
  • $15,000,000

    Vacuum/Forceps Injuries

  • $12,500,000

    Fetal Distress

  • $11,000,000

    C-Section Errors

  • $9,975,000

    Brain Injury

  • $9,000,000

    Cerebral Palsy

  • $9,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  • $7,900,000

    Fetal Distress

  • $6,000,000

    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  • $4,900,000

    C-Section Errors

  • $4,500,000

    Fetal Distress

Why Davis Levin Livingston?

  • Available by phone 24/7 & ready to help.
  • Secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • Highest malpractice judgment in U.S. history against a military hospital.
  • Includes an experienced medical team including a nursing staff to answer your questions.
  • Mark Davis and Mike Livingston have been recognized as some of the best lawyers in Hawaii.
  • Resources available to advance your expenses; no cost or fees unless Davis Levin Livingston wins your case.
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Did You Know?

You are not alone in this.
  • 7 out of 1,000 newborns are diagnosed with a birth injury.
  • In a year, 157,000 mothers and children suffered potentially preventable injuries.
  • The lifetime costs of birth injuries can reach tens of millions of dollars.
  • On average 28,000 babies are born with a birth injury every year.

Fighting to Secure the Lifelong Care Your Child Needs!

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