Erb’s palsy is a type of brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connect the spinal cord, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, and fingers. Any injury to the brachial plexus can cause temporary or permanent problems relating to the upper limbs.
Erb’s palsy occurs when damage or injury to the brachial plexus results in nerve damage, weakness, and loss of motion or motor control in the shoulder, arm, hand, or fingers. If your newborn or infant is suffering these symptoms, contact Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now to discuss your rights and claims.
Erb’s palsy frequently results from birth trauma or birth complications. When an infant’s neck is stretched, turned, or experiences pressure during delivery, damage to the brachial plexus can occur.
Common medical mistakes that can cause Erb’s palsy include:
Common Symptoms and Warning Signs of Erb’s palsy include:
Erb’s palsy can cause lasting damage and require expensive treatment and physical therapy. Physicians and nursing staff responsible for causing your newborn child injury must be held accountable.
If your child suffered brachial plexus injury or Erb’s palsy as the result of a birth injury, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. Call or email our Ohio birth trauma lawyers now for your free consultation and let us fight for you.