$1,000,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The mother was a thirty-two-year-old, gravida III, para II who presented to labor and delivery in active labor. The pre-natal record for the delivery of  the baby indicates an ultrasound was done with an estimated fetal weight at the time of 4039 grams +/-609 grams also listed on the pre-natal record as 9+/- lbs. The fetal age by ultrasound was listed as 20 weeks 6 days. The delivering doctor did recognize the turtle sign, and indication of shoulder dystocia. The delivery note states that following the recognition
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United Brachial Plexus Network

The United Brachial Plexus Network is a non-profit organization that strives to inform, support, and unite families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries, its treatment and prevention worldwide. Visit website.
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Birth Injury Organization

BirthInjury.Org is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization providing support for those whose lives are touched by brachial plexus injury, whether it’s your own life or the life of a loved one. Here you will find what we believe is the most up to date and complete information on the Web about birth injuries—what they are, how they happen, how they’re treated, how they might be prevented, government services that might be available.  Visit website.
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Scott Kozin, M.D. at Shriners Hospital

Scott H. Kozin, M.D., is the chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. His areas of special interest include upper extremity/brachial plexus injuries, spinal cord injuries, congenital differences and upper limb reconstruction. Visit website.
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Peter Waters, M.D. at Children’s Hospital in Boston

Peter M. Waters, MD is the Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is Director, Brachial Plexus Program; Director, Hand & Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program; and Director, Clinical Effectiveness Research Center. Visit website.
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Shoulder Dystocia Injuries: Know Your Rights and Options

Shoulder Dystocia is a complication that can present itself in the delivery room. If shoulder dystocia occurs during delivery, there are a number of maneuvers that can and should be used in order to deliver the baby without injury. In the absence of a proper response by the obstetrician or nurse midwife to relieve the shoulder dystocia, it is well known that injury to the newborn can result. These injuries include injury to the baby’s brachial plexus or the bundle of nerves leading from the spinal cord through the shoulders down the arm all the way to the hand. The
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$4,000,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN BRAIN DAMAGED INFANT CASE

BIRTH INJURY – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Failure to Appreciate Fetal Distress Results in Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy. Mom presented to the hospital with a diagnosis of pregnancy and labor approximately one week before her due date. Her obstetrical history included a vaginal delivery at 36 weeks in 2003 of a five pound, 8 ounce infant, with no complications. Risk assessment included history of gestational diabetes. Fetal heart tracings began at approximately 2:40 pm. Nursing notes indicate that Pitocin was started at 4:40 pm. The start of variable decelerations was around 7:24 pm. There was a pattern of greater than
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VERDICT IN OBSTETRICAL BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE IS $1,750,000.00

BIRTH INJURY – The child underwent a left brachial plexus exploration, external neurolysis of the upper trunk, nerve harvesting and nerve grafts. The child has a permanent brachial plexus injury. The pre-natal course was uneventful for the mom and baby. The mom was brought in for induction because of the pregnancy induced hypertension and suspected large baby. She was completely dilated at 2300 hours and began pushing. She had adequate pushing with downward descent of the head.  After about an hour of pushing she was noted to be tiring. A Vacuum was placed on the fetal head.  There is no
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