Mistakes Made During Birth Can Cause Shoulder Dystocia


During childbirth, your medical professionals must be alert and ready to handle any issues that may arise. If certain measures are not taken to prevent injury, then your child can suffer serious trauma or you may even suffer the loss of your child.

At the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we stand up for victims of birth injuries and those who have been wronged by medical professionals. We handle birth injury cases throughout Maryland and the D.C. metro area, and are well-known in the area. We are focused entirely on injury claims and have extensive experience litigating cases.

Causes Of Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a specific birth injury that occurs when the shoulder cannot pass through the birth canal after the head has come out. This happens sometimes because the baby is too large to pass through the birth canal or because of the position that the fetus is in while in the womb. This can often be detected and treated with special attention by medical professionals.

There are specific techniques that can be used to help prevent and treat shoulder dystocia, and if these are not used the injuries can be catastrophic or even result in the loss of the newborn. At our firm, we are knowledgeable of the medical techniques and aspects of these complex injury cases and will use our knowledge to help prepare your case. We stand strongly by your side at all times.

Talk To An Experienced Birth Injury Attorney

Our lawyer, Michael H. Bereston, has achieved an AV Preeminent rating* by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating. This is given for ethical standards and legal abilities. Mr. Bereston is proud to say that he receives referrals from past clients and others in the legal community.

Contact The Law Firm Of Michael H. Bereston, Inc.

To schedule an initial consultation and to speak with attorney Michael H. Bereston, please contact our firm at 410-793-4554. Our office is located in Annapolis, and we handle cases statewide. In addition, we accept cases throughout the D.C. metro area.

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