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Senior Partner Kerry D. Staton discusses what can happen when health care professionals fail to follow standard protocol during childbirth. In this case, a large baby being born to a diabetic mother is forced out through the vaginal canal, resulting in shoulder dystocia and the loss of function in one arm. Because the health care professionals failed to discuss the option of Caesarian section with the mother, and failed to follow other standard protocols for delivering large babies, it is a clear case of medical malpractice.

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