Erb's Palsy Symptoms & Treatments
Erb's Palsy usually occurs during a difficult delivery due to prolonged
labor, a breech birth, or a large baby. Often, birth complications and
the need for a quick delivery cause excessive pressure to be used in pulling
the baby from the birth canal. This strain affects the upper nerves that
control arm, hand, and shoulder feeling and movement. Strain to these
nerves could shock or tear the infant's brachial plexus.
Take a look at common symptoms of Erb's Palsy:
- One arm limply held at the infant's side
- A hand unable to grip objects
- Partial or full paralysis
- Loss of sensory function
- Loss of motor function
- Numbness in the affected arm
If diagnosed and treated early, Erb's Palsy may significantly improve
with therapy and other treatments. The majority of risk factors for Erb's
Palsy can be accounted for in the weeks leading up to the delivery and
compensated for by your medical professional. If your physician did not
follow proper procedure in delivery preparation or the birth itself, they
may be held liable for your infant's injuries.
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