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Amount of force disputed in shoulder dystocia case – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 20, 2004, plaintiff went to the hospital in labor at approximately 37 weeks gestation. She was a gestational diabetic with a history of one prior uncomplicated vaginal delivery. Labor progressed without complication. Following delivery of the baby’s head, defendant observed an indication of shoulder dystocia. She applied gentle downward traction to attempt to deliver ...