Shoulder Dystocia

Pennsylvania Shoulder Dystocia and Birth Injury Attorneys

An infant becomes impacted on the mother's hip-bone during child birth, and rather than properly ordering a C-section the OB/GYN instead decides to apply force. As a result the newborn's shoulder is seriously injured resulting in a brachial plexus injury and a lifetime of disability.

This is just one of the ways that medical malpractice on the part of a doctor or nurse can result in a shoulder dystocia birth injury.

In this or any birth injury case, it is important for you as the parent to understand what happened and protect your family's right to compensation and justice. With offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler or Erie, our attorneys at the law offices of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., stand ready to represent your case in and out of the courtroom.

More Than a Quarter Century of Success

For over 25 years our lawyers have been dedicated to establishing our firm as a leader in injury and medical malpractice litigation.

We believe in the rights of people who have suffered as a result of doctor error or OB/GYN mistakes to get the compensation they need for present and future damages. We also believe it is appropriate to hold negligent doctors accountable when genuine malpractice leads to serious or permanent injury.

We have the resources and experience to handle a wide range of birth injury cases, including shoulder dystocia or Erb's palsy suffered as a result of:

  • Improper use of vacuum or forceps
  • Improper or out-of-date delivery techniques
  • Failure to monitor
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Delayed or denied C-section

A shoulder dystocia injury may not be immediately evident. It can be important to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that doctor, nurse or hospital negligence occurred during the labor and delivery process.

The Attorney You Work With Makes a Difference

We know that results matter when you bring legal action in a medical malpractice case. That compensation can be vital for providing proper care to your injured newborn, so it's important to work with a law firm that has a proven record of success and a commitment to client support.

Schedule your free consultation with our Greater Pittsburgh area lawyers today by calling us toll-free at 1-866-586-1910 or reaching us online. We only collect fees and costs associated with your case when we recover compensation for you.