Dystocia is a medical term for a type of birth complication and resulting injuries. Essentially, dystocia describes a difficult labor in which the size of the mother or child, or the position of the fetus, complicates the delivery. This issue is relatively common — when it occurs, it is up to the attending physician to respond promptly. Doctors who fail to quickly react to dystocia or correctly treat the issue may be guilty of medical malpractice.
At LawMD, our Washington, D.C. dystocia lawyers have also studied medicine. We know how this issue occurs and how to correct it, and can understand the medical aspects of your case more than other attorneys can. We have dedicated our practice to using our medical and legal knowledge to help injury victims and their families. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Dystocia can cause various complications and health issues for both the mother and child. Dystocia may force the baby into uncomfortable birthing positions which can strain their body and harm the mother.
The force of pulling a baby from the womb, especially when the child is stuck or in a difficult position, can cause substantial trauma to the infant’s muscles, bones, tendons, and nerves.
Injuries to a baby that can result from dystocia may include:
A mother may experience the following injuries caused by dystocia:
If your child was born with a birth injury, contact our firm today. Although dystocia is a common issue and is often caused by factors outside of anyone’s control, competent doctors must be able to prevent injury when dystocia does occur. Failing to properly respond and injuring a baby as a result is inexcusable, and those who are liable must be held accountable for their negligence.
LawMD can represent you in claims against negligent doctors and hospitals, and can help your family recover the compensation you deserve. Call now to discuss the details of your case.