Philadelphia Erb’s Palsy Lawyer
Dedicated Birth Injury Attorney in Philadelphia
If your child suffered a shoulder injury during birth, it may have resulted
in Erb’s Palsy. Erb’s Palsy, also called brachial palsy or
Klumpke’s paralysis, refers to nerve damage sustained to an infant’s
shoulder and surrounding area. The damage inflicted can last for only
a few months, or it could result in permanent impairments. If your child
was injured during birth or after birth due to the neglect or carelessness
of your hospital, doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals, you
may have a birth injury claim.
At Shrager, Spivey & Sachs, our medical malpractice lawyers understand
how frightening and traumatizing it can be to see your child suffer a
birth injury. Not to mention the financial costs of initial treatment and therapy.
If the medical facility or medical professionals who delivered and cared
for your baby were in any way negligent, ill-qualified, or careless, you
have the right to seek justice and compensation on behalf of your baby.
Call our attorneys today at (888) 899-0652 to schedule a free consultation.
What Causes Erb’s Palsy?
Prolonged or difficult deliveries can sometimes lead to Erb’s palsy
due to the stress put on the baby and the complications that are more
likely to occur. Sometimes the need for delivery will lead the doctor
to pull the baby from the birth canal, occasionally with the assistance
of medical instruments. If this is not done correctly, it can damage the
baby’s upper nerves, especially those around the shoulder and arm.
Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy include:
- A limp, nonresponsive arm
- Arm numbness
- Poorly functioning hand, usually preventing the baby from gripping objects normally
- Partial paralysis
- Loss of sensory function
- Loss of motor function
In some cases, Erb’s Palsy can even lead to full paralysis. If caught
and treated early, this condition can be improved, but it could also result
in lasting damage. In any case, the damage inflicted on your child and
the emotional stress the injury causes you should be compensated for.
If your child suffered or is suffering from Erb’s Palsy, contact
our firm immediately.
Trust Shrager, Spivey & Sachs With Your Case
At Shrager, Spivey & Sachs,
our attorneys will fight for the rights of your child. We believe any damage inflicted
on a child is serious, and the negligence of doctors and medical facilities
should always be accounted for. Let our firm help your family fight for justice.