Severe Brachial Plexus Damage
Erb’s palsy is a severe form of brachial plexus injury. Following trauma to the brachial plexus nerves during childbirth, a baby can experience complete paralysis of the arm from the shoulder down. Infants with Erb’s palsy typically endure several surgeries in order to correct the injury and paralysis. While the condition can usually be corrected, it can also be a long, painful process for the child and family to bear.
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Could My Baby’s Birth Injury Have Been Prevented?
Erb’s palsy typically happens during delivery when excessive pressure is put on a baby’s head, neck, or shoulder, as the physician attempts to deliver the shoulder area. Brachial plexus injuries are typically the result of a doctor’s action or inaction, such as:
- Failure to perform a C-section, based on a baby’s large size
- Use of excessive force, including use of vacuums or forceps, on the baby’s head, neck or shoulder
If you believe your child’s birth injury could have been prevented, speak to one of our medical malpractice lawyers at Nagel Rice to learn about your options. Our attorneys are known for their leadership in cutting edge litigation.
We try cases, and we produce results. Call Nagel Rice at 973-618-0400 or send us an e-mail. Our New Jersey Erb’s palsy attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex Counties; we have offices in Roseland and New York City.