A lawsuit is the only way many can afford to treat and care for a newborn baby with Erb's Palsy
What Is Erb's Palsy?
Erb's palsy is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves. The main cause of Erb's Palsy is a forceful delivery. Rather than celebrate their growing family, parents are left to wonder whether they have the resources to undertake a birth injury lawsuit for medical malpractice.
Depending on the nature of the damage, the paralysis can either resolve itself over a period of months, or require rehabilitative therapy and even surgery. In either case, it is a traumatic experience for the child and parents, that requires close monitoring. It fills what should be the most joyous first few months of a baby's existence with dread and uncertainty.
If you are a parent of a child with Erb's palsy, you may not know the cause of their medical condition. Tragically, an injury during birth can result in such a medical diagnosis.
Some babies recover on their own, but many require specialist intervention. Neonatal / pediatric neurosurgery is often required. Lesions may heal over time and return to function. Therapeutic care is often required, however, in order to regain muscle usage.
Although range of motion is recovered in many children under one year in age, babies who have not yet healed after this point will rarely gain full function in their arm and may develop arthritis.
As you can imagine, such treatment is time-consuming and costly. Parents who put their faith in the medical care facility responsible for such an injury have the right to seek due compensation.
Weitz & Luxenberg: Here for You
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has represented the families of children in New York who developed a disability as a result of medical malpractice.Our medical malpractice unit lawyers have seen such injuries resulting from a medical mistake or negligence on the part of trusted health professionals, such as the doctor, nurses, or hospital clinicians involved.
We understand that financial compensation cannot undo a wrong, however, it can provide monetary support for families struggling with medical expenses and future cost of living issues. Please complete the form below and tell us about your Erb's palsy experience; it may be due to an injury at birth or neo-natal care. This service is completely free.
To have your birth injury experience reviewed by our firm, please complete the form below for a free case assessment. There will be no charge to you unless you receive money from a favorable verdict or settlement.
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