Brachial Plexus & Erb’s Palsy – Medical Malpractice
Many injuries occur that should have been avoided and some of them, like Erb’s palsy, are permanent. Erb’s palsy is a condition of partial or complete paralyzation of the arm caused by damage to the shoulder nerves. If you or your loved one has Erb’s palsy, life can take on a new face and the challenges ahead of you may seem overwhelming, and never is Erb’s palsy more devastating than when it is caused by negligence during a difficult birth.
The Cochran Firm wants to help you deal with the aftermath of brachial plexus damage resulting in Erb’s palsy and get you the compensation you deserve for your child or loved one’s injury. We work with some of the most experienced medical experts in the legal circuit and can help you prove it if the damage caused was a product of medical malpractice.
About Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy is a paralytic condition of the arm that occurs when the nerves connecting the shoulder to the spine, called the brachial plexus, are damaged. The most common form of Erb’s palsy occurs during birth, either because the baby is too large to be delivered naturally or as the result of someone pulling the infant from the birth canal.
Diagnosing Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy is most commonly caused during birth, but may also be caused later in life from an injury. Injury to the brachial plexus may occur from the following or other causes:
- Violent action to arm, such as pull or jerk
- Slip-and-Fall on shoulder
- Auto-pedestrian accident
Often resulting in partial or complete paralyzation of the arm, Erb’s palsy may also result in shoulder pain without paralysis. Depending on the extent of damage caused by the injury, if the injury was caused by another individual, you are owed compensation.
Erb’s palsy often occurs as a product of medical malpractice, either because the doctor did not recommend caesarian section birth or by the mishandling of the infant while he or she was being birthed. Determining if the Erb’s palsy was caused by medical malpractice is a task for an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you or your loved one is the victim of Erb’s palsy or damage to the brachial plexus, do not wait until you are no longer legally allowed to pursue compensation. Please contact medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm today, and let our attorneys help you begin the road to emotional and financial recovery.