This case involves a young mother who went into induced labor after experiencing a number of complications with her pregnancy. During labor, the patient began to appear discolored, and testing revealed progressive signs of fetal distress. The decision was made to proceed to urgent delivery via vacuum extraction. During the extraction additional complications, including shoulder dystocia, were encountered, and the mother suffered a uterine rupture. The infant suffered a number of injuries during her delivery, and was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It was alleged that doctors should have opted for a cesarean section instead of a vacuum extraction, which would have avoided injuries to both mother and her daughter.