shoulder dystocia

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.
Shoulder dystocia forms and litigation
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.
Physicians and “natural birth”: The two can co-existHospital births and obstetricians are not the enemies of low-intervention spontaneous vaginal delivery.
Claims data show episiotomy on the declineAnalysis of data from more than 2.2 million vaginal deliveries shows that episiotomy declined between 2006 and 2012 and nonmedical factors may have been at play. The findings were published in a Research Letter in JAMA.
Neonatal brachial plexus palsy: Is prevention possible?A thorough ACOG task force report confirms that NBPP is difficult to predict and prevent.
Defending an obstetric case the second time aroundA child's disabilities are found to be unrelated to the events that occurred at her birth.