As a parent, there is nothing more devastating than your child suffering from a birth injury. A serious condition such as Erb’s palsy can have a lasting impact that may leave your baby with a disability or medical condition for life. We understand the tragedy of having the happy occasion of your baby’s birth turn into a crisis through medical negligence.
Free Erb’s Palsy Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy or brachial plexus palsy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Sadly, Erb’s palsy in a child can occur from a difficult or traumatic delivery. The infant’s head when passing through the birth canal can sometimes get pulled to the side. As well, breech deliveries may cause brachial palsy injuries because of the pressure on the raised arms of the child. The amount of pressure that has caused the injury will determine the recovery time.
Statistics show that approximately 27 out of every 1,000 births involve some sort of birth related injury, with Erb’s palsy being one of the most common. Although most women give birth in a hospital surrounded by medical professionals, a birth injury can happen at almost any point during labor and delivery. These injuries are often the result of medical negligence or error. A baby with Erb’s palsy may recover fully and quickly, or may suffer lifelong physical and/or mental limitations.
Physicians, hospitals, and their support staff have both a moral and legal obligation to adhere to the standard of medical competence and skill in their community in the safe delivery of babies. When this duty is not maintained and a birth injury results, a birth defects lawyer can help you secure justice for your child by obtaining financial compensation to provide for the child’s present and future needs. Please contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP to discuss your litigation options today.
Do I have an Erb’s 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 Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, & brachial plexus palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.