The daughter of a former reality TV personality recently suffered a devastating loss. Kara Keough and her spouse, former NFL player Kyle Bosworth, lost their son shortly after he was born due to complications from shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord.
Keough is the daughter of Jeana Keough, who appeared on several seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
The couple donated baby McCoy’s organs and had his remains cremated. Keough published several moving tributes to her late son on her social media accounts.
She wrote, in part: “You would have been 3 weeks old today. You would be “waking up” and showing us more of you. I would be getting the hang of being a mom of two . . . Daddy would be sending texts to his football buddies about how our giant baby boy could probably already out-lift them . . . Instead… we’re missing you.”
It’s likely that the infant’s size contributed to his demise during the birthing process. Weighing in at 11 lbs. 4 oz., he was at the larger end of the birth-weight spectrum. A high-risk New York City OB-GYN who was not involved in the case offered his opinion on the injury.
“Shoulder dystocia means there was difficulty delivering the baby’s shoulder . . . the baby’s head comes out, but when an obstetrician goes to deliver the shoulder, they can’t. The reason is usually because the baby is too big, the shoulders are too wide, the mother’s pelvis is too small for the baby. The baby’s shoulder gets stuck.” he explained.
If your baby suffers a similar fate and the obstetrician is to blame, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses and damages.