New London District (Conn) Superior Courts
Following a delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia, a child was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy. In suing, the plaintiffs argued the obstetrician did not employ proper maneuvers to dislodge the shoulder.
The defendant claimed that the McRoberts maneuver was used, but never recorded on the chart. Further, it was argued that labor progressed quickly after the dystocia was recognized.
- The jury awarded the plaintiffs $750,000.