Erb's palsy, which is a brachial plexus injury, can occur during the delivery process as the result of shoulder dystocia. If a baby's shoulder becomes stuck on the mother's pubic bone during delivery, the nerves that control movement and feeling in the shoulder, arm and hand may be injured.
In many cases, Erb's palsy is caused by a medical mistake during the delivery process. This mistake may be made during the course of normal care and treatment, by the failure to take necessary precautions, or may be related to the failure to identify and/or react to a complication during delivery. A simple lapse in judgment can result in a lifetime of devastation for parents.
If your baby has been diagnosed with Erb's palsy or related birth injury in New York City, contact an experienced attorney at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., in Manhattan for a free case evaluation.
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If a doctor or other medical professional in the delivery room overreacts or uses excessive force after a baby becomes stuck, it could result in a brachial plexus injury. Too much force or traction applied on the newborn baby's head is dangerous and may be a factor in causing Erb's palsy.
Therapy and treatment for Erb's palsy can be expensive. If a brachial plexus injury occurred due to the malpractice or negligence of your doctor, you need to know your rights and what you may be entitled to in a claim.
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For more information regarding shoulder dystocia and Erb's palsy litigation, take the time to schedule an initial consultation. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced New York Erb's palsy lawyers today.