Shoulder Dystocia Explained

May 16, 2023

Understanding Shoulder Dystocia: Causes and Risk Factors

Shoulder dystocia is a birth complication that occurs when a baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvis during delivery. This can lead to significant complications for both the baby and the mother. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we are committed to providing you with comprehensive information about shoulder dystocia, its causes, and the risk factors associated with it.

Shoulder dystocia can be caused by a variety of factors, including fetal macrosomia (large baby size), maternal diabetes, maternal obesity, prolonged labor, and previous cases of shoulder dystocia. These factors increase the likelihood of a difficult delivery and increase the risk of shoulder dystocia.

Possible Complications of Shoulder Dystocia

When shoulder dystocia occurs, it can lead to various complications for the baby, including brachial plexus injuries, fractured clavicle, and asphyxia. These complications can have long-term consequences and may require extensive medical treatment. It is essential to understand the potential risks associated with shoulder dystocia and seek appropriate legal guidance if your child has been affected.

Legal Aspects of Shoulder Dystocia Cases

If your child has experienced shoulder dystocia and suffered complications as a result, you may be entitled to seek legal recourse. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr specializes in handling shoulder dystocia cases and can provide you with expert legal representation. We have a deep understanding of the medical and legal complexities involved in these cases, allowing us to effectively advocate for your rights.

Our Team of Experienced Attorneys

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys who are dedicated to helping families affected by shoulder dystocia. Our attorneys understand the emotional and financial toll these cases can have on families and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

How We Can Help You

When you choose the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, you can expect personalized attention and exceptional legal representation throughout your shoulder dystocia case. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, consult with medical experts, and build a strong legal strategy to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. We are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you believe your child's shoulder dystocia was the result of medical negligence or malpractice, it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is here to listen to your story, evaluate your case, and provide you with the guidance you need. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards seeking justice for your child.


Shoulder dystocia is a challenging birth complication that requires a comprehensive understanding of both its medical and legal aspects. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to guide you through your shoulder dystocia case. Trust us to advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and let us help you in this difficult time.