A medical provider caring for an expectant mother and the fetus are responsible to assure that they provide adequate care during the pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and immediately after the delivery of the baby.
Failing to provide adequate care can result in the doctors and nurses being held accountable for medical negligence and the outcome of a pregnancy.
Some common forms of birth injuries arising from medical negligence or malpractice include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brachial Plexus and Erbs Palsy
If you have recently given birth to a child with Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy or Erbs Palsy you are probably wondering just what went wrong and when. Let us help you find out what really happened. If you suspect that medical negligence has been a factor in your child’s birth injury, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a birth injury lawsuit and we can help.
What is Brachial Plexus Palsy and Erbs Palsy?
A brachial plexus injury (including Complete Brachial Plexus Palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Klempke’s Palsy) affects a bundle of five nerves known as the brachial plexus, which control muscles in the shoulder, arm, and hand. As a result of this injury, all or some of these muscles might suffer paralysis. Some sufferers have no muscle control and no feeling in their arms or hands. Some can move their arms, but have little control over the wrist and hand. Still others can use their hands well, but cannot use the shoulder or elbow.
There are four types of nerve injuries that can result in brachial plexus palsy. An avulsion occurs when the injury results in the tearing of the nerve from the spine. This is the most serious type of brachial plexus injury. With a rupture, the nerve tears, but does not tear away from the spine. A neuroma exists when a nerve attempts to heal itself and scar tissue develops around the injury. This scar tissue exerts pressure on the injured nerve, thereby preventing signals from the nerve to the muscle. Finally, praxis is a nerve injury in which the nerve does not tear. In cases of praxis, the injury heals on its own, with improvement showing within three months of the injury
Do I have a Brachial Plexus Palsy or Erbs Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy and Erbs Palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new birth injury cases in all 50 states.
If you suspect that medical negligence has been a factor in your child’s birth injury, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a birth injury lawsuit and we can help.