Attorneys Representing Victims of Birth Injuries From Medical Malpractice
Erb's Palsy is a condition that affects the upper limbs of a newborn and may persist throughout childhood and beyond, marked by reduced sensation, impaired control or paralysis. Because the nature of the palsy occurs in such a high-functioning part of the body, it is not unusual for the parents of a child with Erb's Palsy to face exorbitant medical costs for rehabilitation, therapy and other interventions. That is why it's essential that you seek proper damages for the medical error that has occurred sooner rather than later.
Causes of Erb's Palsy
What causes Erb's Palsy or an Obstetric Brachial Plexus injury? The medical term for this type of injury is shoulder dystocia, and it is typically caused by rupturing or tearing of the shoulder in the act of delivery. If a baby cannot fit comfortably through the mother's pelvis and a protracted initial stage of labor occurs, stresses on the fetus can lead to this type of injury. Shoulder dystocia can also occur if medical staff members are overly aggressive with a forceps or vacuum, especially by forcing the baby through an opening it cannot safely traverse. Complications such as these demand a different approach, but some medical professionals continue to pursue vaginal birth, resulting in stretching, rupture, or tears of the nerves in the shoulder.
Work With the Chicago Personal Injury Professionals
If your child has been a victim of Erb's Palsy or any other types of birth injuries and you believe medical error may have contributed to the condition, it is essential that you protect your family's financial well-being. If you want to learn more or simply speak with an expert today, please don't hesitate to call Cavanagh Law Group. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. There are no upfront costs because we take all cases on contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case. If your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of an accident, immediately contact an experienced and compassionate Chicago attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who will help you receive justice and compensation from the negligent medical authorities.
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