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Understand the risks of shoulder dystocia

The birth of a new baby is usually a happy time. Medical professionals in Maryland will usually do everything they can to ensure the health and well-being of the mother and her newborn child. Often, everything goes smoothly and there is nothing to worry about. However, this is unfortunately not always the case.

There are many complications that can occur during the birthing process and it is the responsibility of medical personnel in attendance to spot these issues and deal with them as safely and efficiently as possible. The more swiftly a problem is dealt with, the less chance there is of serious harm coming to the mother or baby.

One of the issues that can occur is known as shoulder dystocia. This is when one or both of the baby's shoulders gets caught on the mother's pelvic bone. If not identified and dealt with fast, this can cause extreme trauma to the infant and can be fatal. As is explained by Medscape, it can also be very dangerous for the mother.

Like many birth complications, it is not always possible to predict the occurrence of shoulder dystocia. However, a skilled physician may still be able to prevent this unfortunate complication from causing severe harm to you or your baby.

If you feel that your doctors could have done more during the birth of your baby and that your child suffered as a result, you may want to seek compensation. An attorney can help you to understand your rights and may be able to assist you in making your claim.

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