Pulling excessively on the shoulders as the baby continues to come out can also lead to nerve injury. During a breech birth, when a baby is born feet first, the arms are usually raised. Nerves can get damaged from excess pressure.
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The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves near the neck that extend to the nerves of the arm. In Erb’s palsy, both the lower and upper parts of the arm are affected.
If a physician acts negligently, your baby’s shoulder nerves may be damaged. If you believe this was the case with your infant, you may be entitled to damages.
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