Erb's Palsy or Brachial Plexus Injury Lawyer
Brachial plexus injuries occur when a doctor pulls too hard on a baby's head or shoulders during labor or delivery. The brachial plexus is a region of connective nerve fibers around the spine, neck, arm and shoulder. Sometimes during labor the baby may get stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone. In these situations, in an effort to dislodge the baby a doctor may accidently pull too hard, consequently tearing the connective nerve fibers in the brachial plexus region.
Brachial plexus injuries can lead to a condition known as Erb's palsy. In most cases, Erb's palsy is a permanent condition with irreversible side effects. Because the nerves surrounding their neck, shoulder, spine and arm are damaged, children with Erb's palsy may experience the following side effects:
- Limp or paralyzed arm, hands or wrists
- A tingling sensation in the arm, hands or wrists
- Lack of sensation in the arm, hands or wrists
- Lack of muscle control in the arm, hands or wrist
- Facial paralysis
Contact an Experienced Arizona Brachial Plexus Injury Attorney
If your child has been diagnosed with Erb's palsy, you should take a moment to consult Arizona medical malpractice and negligence attorney Dr. Bruce G. Fagel. If you can prove your child suffered a brachial plexus injury as a result of a doctor's negligence, you could stand to recover compensation for your son or daughter's current and future medical bills, decreased quality of life, pain and suffering, future lost wages, and any additional costs associated with caring for your child's condition, such as physical therapy or a full- or part-time caregiver. There are several things doctors and delivery room nurses can do to prevent a brachial plexus injury. Dr. Fagel and his dedicated legal team can review the facts of your case to determine if your doctors and nurses committed medical malpractice, and then help you pursue a claim for maximum compensation!
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