Shoulder dystocia (SD) is one of the most dangerous possible birth complications. When babies are too large to quickly drift down their mothers’ narrow birth canals, permanent brain damage is about five minutes away. The umbilical cord almost literally strangles the baby, cutting off oxygen to the brain. The brain responds by shutting down various parts of the body, usually starting with the baby’s extremities and then moving to more vital areas.
Medical teams have a set way to deal with SD emergencies. But the steps in the HELPERR mnemonic are often not very helpful. In fact, they often do more harm than good. If your child was injured due to medical negligence, a Marietta personal injury attorney can usually obtain substantial victims for these victims in court.
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