Shoulder dystocia during delivery of 10-pound baby leads to $700,000 settlement

November 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Nov2007 Legal Review & Commentary, Vol. 29, p1
The article focuses on a case of a pregnant woman whose baby suffered permanent Erb's palsy when a shoulder dystocia occurred during delivery which led to a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against the obstetrician.


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