Erb's palsy can occur following an injury to the brachial plexus (network of nerves in the area of the neck and shoulder) during the birthing process. Erb's palsy may cause physical deformity, weakness, and loss of mobility in a child's arm and shoulder. Many infants who develop this condition will eventually recover both movement and feeling in the affected arm, but others will not.
If your baby suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The Colleran Firm is an established and respected group of medical malpractice attorneys who can help your family recover damages from the negligent party. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia Erb's palsy lawyer, please call 267-908-7651 or 877-341-5260, or contact us online.
Experienced Representation for Victims of Birth Injuries in Pennsylvania
Brachial plexus injuries usually happen during difficult deliveries. These difficulties may often occur with larger babies, or during a prolonged labor. If one side of the baby's neck is stretched due to the force exerted to pull the baby from the birth canal, injury may result.
Delivery room personnel, including obstetricians and nurses, should be trained to recognize signs of fetal distress and other birthing difficulties, and know how to address those difficulties when they occur. Medical professionals who provide substandard care must be held accountable and compensate the victims who will require years of future care and treatment.
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