Shoulder Dystocia

Wilmington Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys

Helping Those Who Have Suffered Birth Injuries in North Carolina

Shoulder dystocia is a delivery complication occurring when a baby's shoulder becomes stuck behind the pelvic bone of the mother. The delivering doctor must perform careful maneuvers to overcome this obstacle. When performed improperly, the child's brachial plexus nerves can be damaged or torn, resulting in a condition known as Erb's palsy, the primary consequence of which is loss of use of the child's arm. If you and your child have suffered from shoulder dystocia, Daniel, Holoman & Associates LLP in Wilmington can help.

Our lawyers help parents receive justice when their children are harmed during the birthing process. Attorneys Butler Daniel, Thomas Pleasant, and M. Justin Holoman have decades of experience helping families across North Carolina and the Southeast United States recover compensation in the aftermath of traumatic birth injuries.

Erb's Palsy Treatments

Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may be able to alleviate some of the problems your child will experience. These procedures, however, are quite costly. If you retain our Wilmington lawyers to represent you, we will do everything we can to recover compensation so that you have the necessary funds to pay for treatment and ongoing care.

The primary surgery involves nerve grafting, which is aimed at improving nerve function in babies with brachial plexus injuries. Other forms of surgery are sometimes used, depending on the exact nature of the child's condition.

Maternal Injuries

Shoulder dystocia can also lead to serious complications for mothers. Our North Carolina attorneys represent mothers who sustain a variety of injuries.

Common injuries that affect mothers following shoulder dystocia include:

  • Uterine rupture
  • Separation of pelvic bones
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Rectovaginal fistula (permanent tearing requiring surgery)

In addition to legal representation, we can help you connect with support groups, therapists and any other professionals who may be able to help you understand what life will be like for you and your child going forward.


Daniel, Holoman & Associates LLP handles shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, and other birth injury cases throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states. You can speak with one of our lawyers by calling our Wilmington office toll free at (866) 380-2281 or by contacting us online


Case Results

When Experience Matters
  • $13,000,000 Wrongful Death

    A nursing home lost Alzheimer's patient who later died.

  • $8,000,000 Confidential Birth Injury Settlement
  • $6,000,000 Cerebral Palsy

    Birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy to a female child.

  • $5,300,000 Obstetrical Neglect

    Obstetrical negligence results in cerebral palsy.

  • $5,000,000 Nursing Home Abuse

    Additional recovery for settlement of punitive damages claim on the nursing home case.

  • $5,000,000 Confidential Brain Injury Settlement

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