Dystocia Lawyer


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Dystocia Lawyer

  1. 1. Need a Dystocia Injury Lawyer? <ul><li>Birth Injury Statistics throughout the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>28,000 birth injuries per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,333 birth injuries per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>538 birth injuries per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 76 birth injuries per day </li></ul></ul>www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Anterior shoulder of the </li></ul><ul><li>infant cannot pass below </li></ul><ul><li>the pubic symphysis </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1 in 5 human labors involve a form of dystocia </li></ul><ul><li>According to some studies shoulder dystocia occurs in less than 1% of all births </li></ul>What is Shoulder Dystocia?
  3. 3. <ul><li>If you take a close look at shoulder Dystocia, you can see the </li></ul><ul><li>location of injury for Erb’s palsy is at the C5 vertebrae while the </li></ul><ul><li>location if injury for Klumpke’s Palsy is at the C8 vertebrae. </li></ul>A Closer Look - Shoulder Dystocia?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Injuries that Persist </li></ul><ul><li>Permanently </li></ul><ul><li>Eckert (1997) 5-22% </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson (1979) 7.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Graham (1997) 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Sandmire (1997) 11.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Nocon (1995) 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Average 10% </li></ul>Dystocia - By the Numbers
  5. 5. <ul><li>Suprapubic Pressure This pressure is at the pubic bone, not at the top of the uterus. This might allow the shoulder enough room to move under the pubis symphysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaskin Maneuver Get the woman into a hands and knees position. This will also change the diameters of her pelvis, though is not always possible with epidural anesthesia. </li></ul><ul><li>McRobert's Maneuver Flex the mother's legs toward her shoulders as she lays on her back, thus expanding the pelvic outlet. One study showed that this alleviated 42% of all cases of shoulder dystocia. </li></ul><ul><li>Woods Maneuver Also known as the corkscrew, the attendant tries to turn the shoulder of the baby by placing fingers behind the shoulder and pushing in 180 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Rubin Maneuver Like the Woods maneuver, two fingers are placed behind the baby's shoulder, this time they are pushing in the directions of the baby's eyes, to line up the shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Zavanelli Maneuver Pushing the baby's head back inside the vagina and doing a cesarean. This is the mostly frequently asked about method, but also one of the most dangerous. </li></ul>How to Alleviate Shoulder Dystocia?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>South Jersey </li></ul>Now with Three Locations Lancaster www.SpinalCordInjuryPhiladelphia.com
  7. 7. <ul><li>Million Dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Voted Super Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Four Years Running </li></ul>Who is Kane & Silverman? Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com
  8. 8. <ul><li>Follow us on Twitter </li></ul>Join us on Linked-in Watch us on YouTube Friend us on Facebook Our Social Media Outlets www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com
  9. 9. <ul><li>• Spastic Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>• Athetoid Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>• Ataxic Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>• Mixed Cerebral Palsy </li></ul>Past Cerebral Palsy Cases www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com
  10. 10. Past Cerebral Palsy Cases? <ul><li>Maternal Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Fetal Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Infant Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Traumatic Head Injury </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Negligence </li></ul>www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com
  11. 11. Call us Toll Free 866-484-6992 The Kane & Silverman Team www.CerebralPalsyLawyersPhiladelphia.com