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Erb’s Palsy Symptoms

Erb’s Palsy is characterized by the inability of a newborn to move part or all of one or both arms. According to the National Institutes of Health, the injuries causing Erb’s Palsy are often the result of trauma sustained during birth. The injuries could possibly be the result of medical negligence.

Free Erb’s Palsy Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one 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?

Erb’s Palsy is characterized by weakness or paralysis of the arm. The disorder causes varying amounts of impairment. The levels of impairment are known by some of the other names for the condition.

When the upper arm is the only part of the limb affected, the condition is simply called a brachial plexus injury. The condition is designated Erb’s paralysis when it affects moving the upper arm and rotating the lower arm. If the condition affects the hand, it is called Klumpke paralysis; this form of the condition can cause the eyelid to droop on the side opposite to the affected hand.

Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy

The symptoms of Erb’s palsy will depend on the severity of the condition, as well as whether one or both of the patient’s arms are affected. In general, however, common Erb’s palsy symptoms include:

  • limp arm
  • delayed healing of skin on the affected arm
  • loss of dexterity in the affected hand
  • loss of motor function in the affected arm
  • loss of sensation (from tingling to numbness) in the affected arm
  • underdeveloped arm muscles and bones (which generally makes the affected arm significantly smaller than the unaffected arm, if only one arm suffers Erb’s palsy)

In addition to the primary symptoms of Erbs palsy, afflicted individuals may also suffer from secondary symptoms, which are signs of infections or other complications that result from the primary symptoms.

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.

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