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Erb's Palsy, also referred to as shoulder dystocia, is a condition in which damage to the brachial plexus causes a child mobility and sensation in one or both of the upper limbs. Erb's Palsy can result in a permanent partial or complete paralysis of the arm. The top cause for Erb's Palsy is child birth trauma, which is attributed to medical negligence. Erb's Palsy is most evident when a baby's arm lies at its side, without any movement.
Some children who have Erb's Palsy are able to recover. Others, however, can have permanent damage, without chances of recovery. Erb's Palsy injuries can occur in the neck, clavicle, shoulder, and arm. Symptoms include:
Victims of medical negligence have the right to hold negligent parties accountable, with the help of a personal injury lawyer. If medical malpractice or negligence caused your child's Erb's Palsy, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for the damages you and your baby have suffered. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of future income.
If your child has been affected by Erb's Palsy, consult with a personal injury lawyer today. Attorney Search Network can help you find a personal injury lawyeraa in your area that can assist you with getting compensation for the emotional and psychological distress you and your child have gone through.
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