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Erb's Palsy in Newborns
Experienced attorneys ready to fight for victims of Erb's Palsy
Nerve damage in the shoulder and arm can lead to loss of use of that limb. We are ready to fight to see your child is treated to justice. Call 1-877-294-6813 right away to speak with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Don't let the insurance companies dictate your child's future - tell them you mean business.
Erb's Palsy commonly occurs when an infant's shoulder becomes trapped behind the mother's pelvic bone, and a doctor does not act quickly to relieve the complication. Often, the attending doctor actually aggravates the birth injury by trying to forcibly extract an infant whose shoulder is trapped.
Explanation of terms
- The condition of an in-utero child's should becoming stuck is known as "shoulder dystocia."
- The brachial plexus is a mass of nerves in the armpit; it is responsible for transmitting nerve signals to the arm.
- The damage to the brachial plexus due to shoulder dystocia can paralyze parts of the arm.
- The resulting nerve damage condition may be referred to as Erb's Palsy.
Medical malpractice cases are often resolved through negotiations with the insurance company, not your doctor. The confidentiality of your health and medical records will be assured throughout the process.
Brachial Plexus injuries to your child may change your life, but you still have your rights. Call Joe today.
Childbirth injuries can make life seem unfair. You didn't ask for this to happen. In more than 40 years of practicing personal injury law, we have emerged as a law firm with an unyielding dedication to our clients in a caring, honest, and ethical way, all the time remaining sensitive and attentive to the special personal needs of each individual.