According to a 2006 study by obstetricians and gynecologists Gary D. Hankins, MD, Shannon M. Clark, MD and Mary B. Munn, MD, planned elective cesarean sections can significantly reduce the risk of birth injuries. The doctors studied over 2,100 articles from the national library of medicine. They searched for the following terms: fetal trauma, shoulder dystocia,…
The misleading article published in Obstetrics and Gynecology claims that C-section delivery does not help prevent oxygen deprivation and resultant cerebral palsy.
When a doctor fails to inform a patient that she has risk factors for a birth injury such as Erb’s palsy, it is a violation of the standard of care. Further, the baby may suffer permanent and serious disabilities.