During the birth of a child, an injury can occur resulting in harm that ranges from mild to severe. Erb’s Palsy is one type of condition that can be caused by a physical injury during delivery. This condition is a form of brachial plexus disorder, involving damage to the nerves in the baby’s upper arm. Babies suffering from Erb’s Palsy may not be able to move the affected shoulder or upper arm. In some cases, the injury may affect the entire trunk and the spinal cord’s ability to send messages to the arm, wrist, hand, or fingers through normal nerve impulses. The long-term effects may result in costly medical expenses and the need for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, there are multiple ways in which this condition can occur during delivery.
How is Erb’s Palsy caused during the birth of a baby? The following is an overview:
Regardless of how your baby’s Erb’s Palsy occurred, if the attending physician committed medical negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. It is important to act quickly in order to protect your legal rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.