Cephalopelvic Disproportion

When the Baby's Head Is Too Big for a Natural Delivery

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a labor complication in which the baby's head or shoulders are too large to pass through the mother's pelvis. When CPD occurs, attending staff must take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the mother and child. All too often, medical negligence in such a situation puts both at risk.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience representing people who have suffered due to birth injuries and other forms of medical malpractice. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Ohio attorney.

CPD Birth Complications

When doctors monitor the development of the child during pregnancy, it is possible to determine the likelihood of cephalopelvic disproportion. If warning signs are detected, doctors may choose to deliver the baby by C-section.

If cephalopelvic disproportion is not detected, the baby may suffer shoulder dystocia, which can lead to Erb's palsy and other birth injuries. Cephalopelvic disproportion can also cause fetal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

If you believe that you or your child has been injured due to cephalopelvic disproportion, our attorneys are here to stand up for your rights. We have handled numerous cases involving injuries to infants, and we can answer your very difficult questions in this area.

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If you have a question about cephalopelvic disproportion, or would like to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced birth injury attorney, please contact our Ohio law firm, toll free, at 866-918-5886.

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