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Case of shoulder dystocia delivery settled – $1,100,00 Settlement

Plaintiff, a minor, and his mother, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder-dystocia delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that an inexperienced obstetrician incorrectly performed maneuvers to release the dystocia, and as a result, the child suffered a severe brachial plexus injury that included total avulsion of several nerves. Subsequent microsurgery to repair the injury was unsuccessful.


Type of action: Medical Malpractice

Injuries alleged: Partial loss of use of right arm and hand

Tried before: Mediation

Name of mediator: Hon. Jane Marum Roush (Ret.)

Date resolved: Nov. 7, 2018

Special damages: None

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,100,000

Attorneys for plaintiff: Scott M. Perry and Mikhael D. Charnoff, Arlington; David Kopstein, Seabrook, Maryland