Harris County (Tex) District Court
A woman with gestational diabetes, significant maternal weight gain, and a prior macrosomic delivery presented for delivery, which became complicated by shoulder dystocia. The child suffered brachial plexus injury, leading to paralysis of her left arm and hand.
In suing, the plaintiffs alleged that the doctor used excessive force in delivering the child, and claimed he failed to appreciate the mother’s risk factors for a complicated delivery.
- The jury returned a defense verdict.