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Court: Allen County Court of Common Pleas
Negligent Delivery Results in Shoulder Dystocia and $260,000 Settlement
Plaintiff was 9.7 pounds at birth and a shoulder dystocia was encountered. The defendant claimed that in order to reduce the shoulder dystocia he performed the standard maneuvers including the McRobert’s Manuever but did not document it in the chart. The McRobert’s Maneuver involved a knee to chest motion which the Plaintiff claimed was never done. The nursing staff did not recall because of the length of time after birth in which the suit was brought. Ultimately the case came down to an issue of fact. The child suffered brachial plexus injury.