Physicians and nurses who fail to respond to complications during pregnancy, labor, or aftercare can cause children to develop Erb’s palsy and potentially become partially paralyzed for the rest of their life. Negligent healthcare providers should be held responsible for the harm their actions or inactions contribute to or cause.
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Erb’s Palsy Information You Should Be Aware Of
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves which sends electrical signals from the spinal cord to the hand, arm, and shoulder. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves become stretched or in serious cases, torn, or severed from the spinal cord. When Erb’s palsy, also known as Erb-Duchenne palsy, occurs, only one arm may be affected on the side where the baby became lodged in the birth canal.
The effects of Erb’s palsy vary widely, according to the location and extent of the damage. In less severe cases, the nerves become stretched and the baby may develop what is known as stingers or burners that produce a feeling similar to an electrical shock or burning down the arm. The child may also experience numbness in the affected area. These symptoms may be intermittent and disappear after a few days or so.
In more severe cases, the nerves can be substantially damaged or ruptured and may be completely severed from the spinal cord. Patients who have a serious case of Erb’s palsy may experience a complete lack of feeling in the arm, in addition to severe pain.
Difficult births have been identified as a primary cause of Erb’s palsy. Brachial plexus injuries like Erb’s palsy can occur in situations where the baby has a high birth weight or breech presentation, or there is prolonged labor. Shoulder dystocia (or, when the infant’s shoulder gets stuck behind the pelvis in the birth canal) can increase the chance of a brachial plexus injury.
A birth injury attorney may be able to recover compensation to assist you with your child’s recovery from Erb’s palsy. If a medical professional who you entrusted to keep your child safe and healthy failed in their standard of care, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. We are standing by to take your call now at (800) 222-9529.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages
Our attorneys know how to fight for birth injury clients. A lawyer can help you recover compensation for your family by exposing the liability of those responsible for causing your child’s Erb’s palsy.
Once we review your claim and determine that one or more parties contributed to your child’s injury, we will pursue a settlement on your behalf or name each party as a defendant in a lawsuit, if necessary. We will also determine an accurate estimate of all your losses connected to Erb’s palsy and pursue relief on your behalf for:
- Retroactive and future costs of medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Intentional misconduct, if any
Our Erb’s palsy lawyers represent clients in Scottsdale on a contingent basis. So, if our lawyers do not settle or win your case, you pay nothing. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now at (800) 222-9529 for a free case review.
How Scottsdale Erb’s Palsy Lawyer Can Help Your Family
We want every child with Erb’s palsy to receive fair compensation for their injuries and treatment so they can recover. It is our wish to support families who have been victimized by negligent medical professionals by doing the following on our clients’ behalf:
A Lawyer Can Represent You in Court
If the liable party’s insurance company does not offer a full and fair settlement that covers all of your losses, or wrongly denies your claim, we can file a lawsuit and go to court. An Erb’s palsy attorney can represent your interests on your behalf with or without your physical presence.
We Can Gather and Analyze Evidence
Evidence that supports your claim and testimony is relevant to us, as it will help when seeking compensation. We can obtain your and your child’s medical records, any insurance documents or communication you have received relevant to your child’s injury, and receipts for your medical care and other related expenses.
We Will Keep You Up to Date
We can contact you throughout the legal proceedings to keep you updated about the status of your case and what all of your options are as your circumstances change.
We Can Answer Your Questions
Our team can answer any questions you may have before or during your legal fight. We will provide information so you can understand your options and what your choices may be.
Determining Your Child’s Injuries
We are prepared to look at all of your losses and valuate your losses. We can estimate how your damages may equate to financial worth. We will use this figure when negotiating with insurance companies so we know the amount you may be comfortable settling for.
A Scottsdale Erb’s palsy lawyer can help your family in whatever ways best benefit your circumstances.
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The Statute of Limitations May Affect How Long You Have to Act
A medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years under 12-542 of the Arizona state Civil Code. So, you should respond promptly after a birth injury. Calling the Birth Injury Lawyers Group allows us to start work on your case right away to go over the details of your child’s injury. Do not hesitate to call us now at (800) 222-9529.
You may feel nervous about trying to hold liable parties responsible and what that process might entail but have no fear. Your Erb’s palsy lawyer will stand by your side until you see the end result of your claim or lawsuit.
By acting, you may be able to prevent a similar negligent act from occurring to another vulnerable child. The safety and health of your child is paramount. If you need help paying for your child’s, an Erb’s palsy lawyer in Scottsdale can work with you to pursue compensatory funds toward that end.