Huffington Post Amanda Chan First Posted: 08/02/11 06:29 PM ET Updated: 10/02/11 06:12 AM ET
A 25-year-old woman is suing the doctor who delivered her when she was a baby, saying she would not have medical difficulties from erb's palsy today if he had just conducted a caesarean birth like her mother requested, according to news reports.
Halina Jane Gillett was born in 1985 in a hospital in Newcastle, Australia. Her mother, Marilyn Benson-Inglis, requested a C-section from her obstetrician Professor Jeffrey Robinson because the pregnancy was "much bigger" than her previous three pregnancies, Australia's The Telegraph reported.
However, Robinson ended up doing a forceps delivery, which Gillett says caused her erb's palsy, according to The Telegraph.
The medical condition leaves Gillett without full use of her arm. It is often caused by shoulder dystocia during birth, which occurs when the head and neck of the baby are pulled to the side while the shoulders are going through the birth canal, news.com.au reported.
Now, Gillett is taking Robinson to Australia's Supreme Court.