Lawsuits for Erb’s Palsy Reviewed Nationwide
During most deliveries, complications are encountered by the doctor and medical staff that require quick decisions and prudent reactions. In most cases, a properly trained doctor who is giving their full time and attention to the delvery, is able to react appropriately and deal with the complication. However, when the proper standard of medical care is not followed, the child may suffere a birth injury and be left with a Erb’s palsy brachial plexus nerve injury.
When a person driving a car makes a mistake and has an accident, they are held accountable for the damaes they cause. Similarly, if a doctor or hospital, which has been entrusted with the care of the mother and baby, makes a medical error resulting in Erb’s Palsy, they should be held accountable through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
ERBS PALSY LAWSUITS INVESTIGATED BY OUR LAW FIRM
Medical malpractice at birth can result in substantial pain and suffering for the child who is left with Erb’s Palsy and substantial expenses can be incurred by the family to provide treatment for their child. In many cases a brachial plexus injury could have been prevented through the proper use of medical procedures and available technology.
Some examples of cases our medical malpractice lawyers have investigated for children who suffered a shoulder injury resulting in Erb’s Palsy include:
- Failure to properly estimate the baby’s weight before birth
- Failure to plan for a cesarean (c-section) when risk factors are present
- Failure to use techniques to prevent the shoulder from getting caught on the mother’s pubic bone
- Use of excessive force during the birth to pull the baby out during delivery
- Failure to react accordingly when problems are encountered during the birth
While the cause of Erbs palsy is usually known, the steps that could have been taken to prevent the situation or avoid injury to the shoulder are not always apparent to the family. Following a free consultation and claim evaluation, if a review of medical records indicates that the brachial plexus injury could have been prevented, benefits may be available through an Erb’s palsy lawsuit to compensate the child for their lifetime injury.
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Obtaining money for your child requires an Erb’s Palsy attorney with resources and experience investigating birth injury lawsuits. The medical malpractice law firm of Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. has reviewed thousands of claims for parents who suspected an injury suffered by their child as a result of negligence, neglect or medical mistake during the birth. Our clients have recovered millions of dollars in settlement benefits for their injuries.
It is important to investigate your child’s potential brachial plexus injury claim quickly since there are deadlines in each state which could bar the child’s right to obtain benefits, known as an Erb’s palsy statute of limitations. Request a free consultation and Erb’s palsy case evaluation. There are no fees or expenses unless we secure a recovery for the child.