Brachial plexus injury

Compound presentation, obese mother, bad outcomeThe plaintiff alleged that given the fetal size and weight, earlier caesarean delivery was warranted and that improper management of shoulder dystocia and compound presentation of the posterior arm resulted in right Erb’s palsy, scapular winging, and decreased movement and function of the right extremity.
Legally Speaking: Claim of failure to test for cystic fibrosisThis case emphasizes the importance of keeping detailed records of each patient encounter.
Legally Speaking: Infant death from fetal hydropsWhen a jury sees a diagnosis of HIE, it is very difficult to show them that no hypoxia occurred in labor, even in the face of normal cord blood gases.
Hysterectomy without consent?A patient sues after a hysterectomy is performed even after a finding of no cancer.
High/low agreement in shoulder dystocia case complicated by patient historyA high/low agreement usually is done to prevent a “runaway” jury from coming back with an unreasonably high award, but ensures the plaintiff of something because they are agreeing to a lower amount than what the jury might have awarded.
Neonatal brachial plexus palsy: Is prevention possible?A thorough ACOG task force report confirms that NBPP is difficult to predict and prevent.
Could this brachial plexus injury have been avoided?A plaintiff argues that doctors failed to assess fetal size through ultrasound. What was the final verdict?