During labor and delivery, a child may be deprived of oxygen, and the failure to recognize fetal distress or timely perform a C-section may be negligence.
A permanent Erb's palsy is a serious injury which will prevent normal use and movement of an arm. This may occur as a result of negligent excessive traction used by the doctor during delivery.
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