An Erb's Palsy Attorney Can Provide the Unwavering Legal Support You Need
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in the delivery room are trusted to ensure the safety of their patients. When this trust is violated and a birth injury such as Erb's palsy occurs as the result of medical malpractice, victims and their families are entitled to compensation. If you believe your child's Erb's palsy was the result of a medical professional's negligence, an Erb's palsy attorney at Moody Law in Lakeland, FL, can provide expert legal support. The lawyers and staff members at our firm work diligently as a team to maximize the recovery for each individual client. To schedule a free legal consultation, get in touch with a member of our legal team today.
The Devastating Effects of Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus birth palsy) is a birth injury that occurs when the nerves in the upper arm of a baby are injured. Often caused by an infant’s neck being stretched too far to one side in the birth canal, the condition affects movement in the shoulder, arm, or hand. There may be partial paralysis, or the baby may lose the use of the arm altogether. Over a period of three to 24 months, some cases of Erb’s palsy will naturally resolve, or treatment with physical or occupational therapy may help. Some babies with severe cases can benefit from surgery. For others, the injury is permanent and has devastating results.
If you believe your child's Erb's palsy may have been caused as the result of negligence, we are here to help ensure the liable parties are held responsible.
Cases Involving Erb's Palsy
The symptoms of Erb’s palsy are most often seen after a difficult birth, usually involving a large baby or a baby in breech position. Although the condition is unpreventable in many cases, it can unfortunately be caused by medical malpractice when:
- Excessive force is used to bring the infant down the birth canal
- The attending physician wrongly estimates the size and weight of the infant relative to the mother’s pelvic size
- The doctor fails to recommend a cesarean section or waits too long to perform one
- Standard birth procedure is not followed
An Erb’s palsy diagnosis can mean costly, ongoing medical treatment or a permanently disabling condition for your child. If you believe your child's Erb's palsy may have been caused as the result of negligence, we are here to help ensure the liable parties are held responsible for their actions and secure compensation to cover a lifetime of care. Unlike many other firms, our attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in this unique field of medical malpractice law. Furthermore, we have a demonstrated record of achieving successful results for our clients.
Contact Our Practice Today
The attorneys at Moody Law believe that medical professionals must be held accountable when their actions cause an injury or loss. As our client, you can be assured that you and your case will be treated with high priority and distinction, and we will provide unwavering support throughout the entire process. If your baby has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, our firm offers a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. Please contact Moody Law today to schedule an appointment.