Our NY medical malpractice attorney Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to lecture at the ACI Advanced Forum on Obstetrical Malpractice Claims, which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:15 am at the The Union League of Philadelphia at 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Donadio has been asked to provide a plaintiff’s attorneys perspective to the current trends in medical malpractice cases involving shoulder dystocia.
The Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims is an annual event that brings together a faculty of medical experts, risk managers, insurance professionals, and plaintiff and defense attorneys who will provide the attendees with the most up-to-date information on complex medical issues as well as litigation hurdles and strategies.
Failure to recognize signs of shoulder dystoria and to handle the situation proprely can be devastating for the baby
Our Partner Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to provide a plaintiff’s attorneys perspective on the current trends in shoulder dystocia cases. Shoulder dystocia is the medical terminology for when during the delivery of a newborn, the newborn’s shoulder gets stuck on the mother’s pubic bone. This is a medical emergency, as severe injury or brain damage can result if the shoulder dystocia is not timely remedied. Unfortunately, when obstetricians do not use the appropriate techniques to resolve a shoulder dystocia, injury to the brachial plexus nerve can occur. This results in what is called an “Erb’s Palsy.” A child with an Erb’s Palsy will have a deformity of the arm, and an inability to fully utilize their arm.
Mr. Donadio will be lecturing as to the issues that plaintiff’s attorney must consider in litigating shoulder dystocia cases, including how to handle the common defenses raised by defendant obstetricians.
For more information, or if you would like to register for the conference, please click on the following link: https://www.americanconference.com/advanced-forum-obstetric-malpractice-claims/.