Medical malpractice may be described as when a medical professional commits a breach of the prevailing standard of care required of that health care provider. Such a breach could be intentional or unintentional.
Delivering physicians and assisting medical staff are required to uphold a standard of care when delivering babies and caring for mothers. Departure from the recognized standard care in the delivery room has the potential to inflict permanent injuries on children.
One such type of injury that commonly occurs under these circumstances is called Erb’s palsy. Call an Elgin Erb’s palsy lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today to schedule a risk-free consultation if your child suffered a birth injury that you believe contributed to his or her Erb’s palsy. The number for our office is (800) 222-9529. We look forward to hearing from you.
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What You Need to Know About Erb’s Palsy
The result of Erb’s palsy can be extensive nerve damage within an area of nerves called the brachial plexus. These nerves extend from the hand and up to the neck. The brachial plexus nerves control movement and sensation through these areas. Erb’s palsy develops when someone damages the brachial plexus nerves by applying too much force to one side of the baby’s neck. Under these circumstances, your child’s nerves may be stretched or severed from the spine.
Potential Causes of Erb’s Palsy
There are a variety of birth-related scenarios which can present this problem and lead to Erb’s palsy, such as:
Shoulder dystocia: This happens if the baby’s shoulder becomes blocked by the mother’s pelvic bone. This can cause the child’s path to birth to become obstructed, making a medical intervention necessary for safe delivery.
Breech birth: If a child maneuvers itself out of normal birthing alignment with his feet where the head would normally be positioned. This can lead to excess pressure on the brachial plexus network of nerves, thereby causing Erb’s palsy.
Physicians and nurses overseeing delivery are required to make themselves aware of a patient’s medical history as it relates to the potential for a complicated birth prior to performing a delivery. Prenatal testing should also be performed to detect indications of potential impending complications. If physicians fail to perform these preventative measures and a newborn baby is injured, the hospital may be held liable for medical malpractice.
Our birth injury attorneys have seen victims of medical malpractice go without adequate medical care. We do not wish to see this happen to your family. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is now offering our legal services to families in Elgin at no cost, unless we recover a financial award to cover your losses.
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We Will Work to Strengthen Your Case
Proving that medical malpractice caused Erb’s palsy is a virtually insurmountable task to accomplish without assistance. Erb’s palsy is a complex medical condition which presents complex evidence that is very difficult to interpret without proper medical knowledge. To successfully bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice against a hospital or physician, it will be necessary to present evidence that proves that the liable party played a role in causing the damage.
A birth injury lawyer can fight on your behalf when you should be spending your time focused on healing and caring for your child, not worrying about all the little things a legal case requires, like chasing down medical records.
After a review of your qualified claim, we will pursue a recovery for all compensable losses, such as:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Hospital and doctor 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
Our goal is to see that every family in Elgin who has sustained birth injuries related to medical negligence gets the support that they need. Our Elgin Erb’s palsy lawyers can be reached at (800) 222-9529 to answer your questions.
How a Birth Injury Lawyer May Be Able to Help You
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group regularly holds negligent medical practitioners accountable for injuring newborn children. Once we take on your claim, we put all of our experience to work for you and do everything possible to see that you recover everything to which you may be entitled. Our lawyers work on our clients’ behalf by performing the following legal services:
- Calculating the true value of your damages.
- Conducting witness depositions.
- Building your case by discovering new evidence.
- Accessing relevant medical records.
- Arranging medical care for your child.
- Resolve your case via an out-of-court settlement.
- File a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical malpractice lawsuits cannot be filed after a statutorily specified time limit in every state. If your child was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy and you feel that a birth injury is to blame, call us right away to begin forming your case while evidence and witness testimony is fresh. Remember, the initial consultation is free and there are no upfront costs unless we recover money for you. To get started, call one of our Elgin Erb’s palsy lawyers from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now at (800) 222-9529.
We want to help your family in any way we can. Reach out to us today and tell us your story so we can help you determine your next steps. You have nothing to lose by calling us.