We Help Families Of Infants Who Have Suffered Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a delivery complication occurring when a baby's shoulder becomes stuck behind the pelvic bone of the mother. The delivering doctor must perform careful maneuvers to overcome this obstacle. When performed improperly, the child's brachial plexus nerves can be damaged or torn, resulting in a condition known as Erb's palsy, the primary consequence of which is loss of use of the child's arm.

The Wrightsville Beach attorneys at Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP help parents find answers when their children are harmed during the birthing process. Attorneys Butler Daniel, Thomas Pleasant and M. Justin Holoman have years of experience helping families in places like Fayetteville, Greenville, Wilmington and across North Carolina recover compensation in the aftermath of traumatic birth injuries.

Erb's Palsy Treatments

Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may be able to alleviate some of the problems your child will experience. These procedures, however, are quite costly. If you retain our Wrightsville Beach lawyers to represent you, we will do everything we can to recover compensation for you so that you have the necessary funds to pay for treatment and ongoing care.

The primary surgery involves nerve grafting, which is aimed at improving nerve function in babies with brachial plexus injuries. Other forms of surgery are sometimes used, depending on the exact nature of the child's condition.

Injuries To Mothers

Shoulder dystocia can also lead to serious complications for mothers. Our North Carolina attorneys represent mothers who sustain a variety of injuries such as:

  • Uterine rupture
  • Separation of pelvic bones
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Rectovaginal fistula (permanent tearing requiring surgery)

Contact Our Attorneys If You Have Been Affected By A Birth Injury

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP handles Erb's palsy and other birth injury cases throughout North Carolina. You can speak with one of our lawyers by calling our Wrightsville Beach office toll free at 866-965-2403 or by sending us an email.

We can help you connect with support groups, therapists and any other professionals who may be able to help you understand what life will be like for you and your child going forward.