When complicated births occur, physicians and nurses overseeing the delivery are required to follow specific procedures. When delivery-room staff deviate from these standards, newborns can be seriously injured. One example of such an injury is known as Erb’s palsy.
There is a complex network of nerves that sends electrical transmissions from the spine to the neck, shoulders, arm, and hand. Cleveland Clinic reports that this network of nerves is called the brachial plexus, and it can suffer a variety of injuries. However, these injuries often occur when a baby’s shoulders are impacted during labor when the nerves of the brachial plexus stretch or become severed from the spine. The resulting condition is known as Erb’s palsy.
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What You Need to Know About Erb’s Palsy
According to Mayo Clinic, an MRI or CT scan may reveal the affected nerve areas and serve as the basis of an Erb’s palsy diagnosis. Without proper treatment, the child may lose all feeling and control in their affected arm.
If the effects of Erb’s palsy do not heal on their own after several weeks, your baby may require more advanced care. Moderate cases of Erb’s palsy may be remedied through physical therapy. Severe cases may require surgical procedures, such as muscle and nerve transfers, according to Mayo Clinic.
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We Will Help You Pursue Compensation
Regardless of the type of treatment your child may need to recover from Erb’s palsy, the liable party should be responsible for the bill. If a healthcare provider’s action or inaction resulted in an injury to your baby, they may have committed medical malpractice.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group strives to ensure that every negligently injured child receives the treatment they need to live a normal life. We also fight to make sure that healthcare providers who perform careless deliveries pay for these treatments when they are at fault. We understand that many families lack the necessary health insurance coverage and financial resources to cover the high costs of treating Erb’s palsy.
Many parents have to take time away from work or leave their job altogether to facilitate their child’s medical care.
For this reason, we attempt to arrange for the provision of our clients’ medical treatments. We also represent families who have sustained Erb’s palsy injuries at no cost, unless we settle or win your case in court.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group believes that every child deserves a chance to fully recover from Erb’s palsy, regardless of their family’s financial standing. When healthcare providers injure babies, we do everything possible to hold them responsible and that you get the financial relief you deserve.
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How We Will Formulate Your Case
If you suspect that your child’s Erb’s palsy was caused by the negligent medical practice during labor, an investigation may be required before action can proceed in some states. In the event that your case does go to court, successfully proving that medical malpractice was the cause of your child’s injury will require evidence demonstrating that:
- Medical staff had a duty to ensure the safe delivery of your baby
- Medical staff unreasonably failed to ensure safe delivery
- These events were the cause of your child’s injury
- Your child’s injuries resulted in damages
If we can connect your child’s Erb’s palsy to medical mistakes committed during their delivery, we may be able to recover both current and future costs that result from treating your child. If you choose us to represent you, we will pursue a recovery for all compensable losses, such as:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Doctor’s visits
- Medical devices necessary for recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Intentional misconduct, if any
- Any other losses related to your child’s injury
We invite you to call us if you have questions about our practice. Call us today at (800) 222-9529 for more information about potentially recoverable damages, or about what actions we can take toward building your case today.
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We Are Now Offering Legal Services to Families in Springfield
Our lawyers have extensive experience holding hospitals and doctors accountable for Erb’s palsy injuries. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is not only well versed in medical malpractice law, but also in the complexities of litigating birth injuries. We fight for our clients in Springfield whose children have been victim to negligent or intentional medical malpractice. We are prepared to:
- Total the value of all your related costs, past and future
- Procure expert witness testimony
- Strengthen your case with new evidence
- Organize medical records and other relevant documentation
- Help your child receive the competent medical care he or she needs
- Make arguments that support a favorable result to your case
- Pursue an acceptable out of court settlement
- Bring an action for medical malpractice in court, if necessary
We may be able to help your family in other ways, as well.
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Today
We suggest that you call us as soon as possible to begin working on your case. Every state has a statute of limitations that applies to medical malpractice lawsuits. Thus, medical malpractice injury lawsuits must be initiated within a certain time period after they are discovered. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now for a free and confidential review of your Springfield Erb’s palsy case. We are standing by to take your call now at (800) 222-9529. Do not wait. We are ready to help you in any way we can.