Brachial Plexus Nerve Damage Symptoms

If a medical mistake during delivery resulted in Erb’s palsy for your child, our birth injury lawyers can pursue financial compensation. The symptoms of Erb’s palsy differ depending on the extent of the nerve damage suffered. Some babies are able to recover completely within a few months. However, many babies are left with permanent nerve damage which limits their use of the arm.

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Erb’s Palsy symptoms may include:

  • Limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

>> INFORMATION: Types of Erbs Palsy

An obstetrical brachial plexus injury occurs as a result of a trauma to the shoulder at the time of birth, known as shoulder dystocia.  The baby’s shoulder becomes stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery, causing an injury to the brachial plexus nerves. As a result, the baby may be left with Erb’s Palsy (also known as Brachial Plexus Neuropathy).

In many cases Erb’s Palsy or a Brachial Plexus Injury could have been prevented, and a doctor, hospital or nurse’s mistake results in the child having a lifetime shoulder disability.  The expenses of Erb’s Palsy treatment and the limitations caused by this medical mistake, may entitle the child to Brachial Plexus Injury settlement benefits.

>>INFORMATION: Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit


The investigation of an Erb’s Palsy claim requires a malpractice lawyer with experience and the resources to successfully obtain a recovery.  There are different deadlines in each state which could bar a child’s right to obtain brachial plexus neuropathy compensation, so time is of the essence.

If you suspect that a medical mistake may have been made at the time of birth, which has caused a Brachial Plexus Injury, request a free consultation and Erb’s Palsy claim evaluation. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained for the child.