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Can I sue a Michigan doctor for injuries from shoulder dystocia during labor?

Yes, you can sue the Michigan doctor, hospital, or delivery nurse for injuries from shoulder dystocia during labor. Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby’s head is able to be delivered through the vagina but the shoulders get stuck in the mother’s body.  When this happens, both the mother and the baby can suffer injuries.

The treating doctor and medical providers should evaluate the pregnant woman to identify whether or not she is a high risk factor for shoulder dystocia. When the risk factors are identified, the treating doctors and medical providers should anticipate a potential problem at the time of delivery and take precautionary measures. When a pregnant woman is a high risk factor for shoulder dystocia, and the doctors fail to identify those risk factors, and the mother or baby suffer injuries due to shoulder dystocia taking place during labor, the parents of the child do have the legal right to sue the Michigan doctor. 

Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you or a family member suffers injuries due to shoulder dystocia during labor.  Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice birth injury lawyers will investigate your case immediately gathering all the medical records and evidence to prove and win your case. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case.

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