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Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyers Discusses Medical Malpractice Case

Macrosomia and HIE in the News A child now has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), intellectual (cognitive) disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental delays and Erb’s palsy because the obstetrician failed to perform an emergency C-section when the baby was experiencing birth asphyxia and shoulder dystocia. A new mother who had diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension was admitted to the…

Failed Vacuum Extraction And Excessive Force During Delivery Cause Erb’s Palsy In Baby

A baby’s shoulder was stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. The physician tried many things to deliver the baby, including use of vacuum extractors. Finally, the physician pulled the baby out by her arm, causing the nerves in the neck and shoulder to tear, resulting in the baby’s arm being paralyzed, a condition called Erb’s palsy.