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Shoulder Dystocia

At Bandas Law Firm, we know how difficult these types of cases can be. Let our experienced attorneys answer your questions by scheduling a free consultation. 

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New Mexico Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers

If a Difficult Delivery Led to Shoulder Dystocia, You Could Be Able to Hold Your Doctor Accountable.

Shoulder dystocia is a birth complication that occurs when the infant’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone. This hinders delivery and may require significant intervention on a doctor’s part.

Today’s OB/GYNs are trained on how to recognize shoulder dystocia and should know which method of intervention is most appropriate to your situation. If they delay in making a diagnosis or choose the wrong method, your baby could end up with damaged brachial plexus nerves or other shoulder and neck injuries. For families whose joy of welcoming a new family member is mixed with worries about the baby's health, our New Mexico birth injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm are here to help. We provide compassionate support 24/7, and our attorneys are accomplished litigators who pursue every legal avenue for clients. Talk to us to learn more about how we can help.

Shoulder Dystocia Injuries & Your Right to Compensation

20% of infants will experience temporary or permanent injury after shoulder dystocia deliveries. These injuries may include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Fractured clavicle
  • Fractured humerus
  • Contusions
  • Fetal asphyxia

The mother may also be at risk of suffering an injury when shoulder dystocia occurs, including blood loss and vaginal or vulvar lacerations.

If you, your infant, or your loved one was injured because of pregnancy/childbirth complications, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Your right to compensation depends on our ability to prove your OB/GYN mishandled your delivery. We can investigate your case to find evidence and bring in medical consultants to provide testimony on the proper response to shoulder dystocia.

The injuries that result from this complication can be extremely costly, and, when you’ve just added another family member, may be difficult to bear alone. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have the right to file for compensation and fight for you to get the help you deserve.

Call us any time at (505) 393-6303 if you think you have a shoulder dystocia case. Our New Mexico lawyers are ready to help.

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  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees for any medical tests or exams.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation.

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    Birth injury cases require extensive research, trial experience, and medical knowledge, which is why we only have our most experienced attorneys handle these claims.

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