What is the name of your state? Maryland/ I was currently living in the state of California with my ex husband, and I was pregnant with my daughter. When it came time to deliver her, I was in labor for over 30 hours. I have heard that after your water breaks you must deliver the child within 24 hours to make sure that the child or myself would not get an affection. Finally it gets to the point where I can start pushing and I deliver my child and she was born with braxial Plexus( her right arm was paralized). I have asked other physicians(civilian) what I or anyone else could have done to prevent her injury, they told me that the person who delivered her should have noticed that I was having a hard time with the delievery, because she wasnt coming down far enough and I wasnt dialating(sp?) quick enough, the baby was under distress from a prolonged labor(her heartbeat was dropping with every contraction)and that they should have taken me to have a c-section to prevent any injuries to me or my child. When I realized that she was not able to move her arm they explained to me that the reason for this was because she was such a large baby(9lbs 4 oz.) that her shoulder scrapped, and was against my cervix and she was not able to come out smoothly. We were sent home 3 days later(we had to stay longer since I didnt deliver within 24 hours of my water breaking) with an appointment to see a neurologist and a physical therapist. Luckly, she was able to mover her arm 2-3 months later. But I called a few civilian lawyers in the state I am currently living in and asked if they take suits up with the military, and they said no, with no reasoning. I know that my ex husband is not allowed to sue the military(in a contract somewhere since he is active duty) but what about dependents/former dependents? I have been told this is a possible malpractice situation. I didnt know if I should seek out a attorney? If so what kind of lawyer would I need to find that would be willing to sue the military!?