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Erb’s palsy is a condition that may occur from complications of a shoulder dystocia delivery, in which one of the baby’s shoulders gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvis bones or in the birth canal. When this happens, the baby’s head is delivered, but the shoulders do not follow. The obstetrician, nurse or midwife must be careful not to apply excessive traction — it is against the standard of care and can stretch your infant’s neck to the side, causing debilitating damage to the nerves and leading to Erb’s palsy.
The Louisville lawyers at the Franklin Law Group have vast experience in mounting successful birth injury lawsuits. Along with our network of medical experts — including obstetricians, pediatric neurologists, labor and delivery nurses, and therapists — as well as highly qualified life planners, we are able to value your claim and help you get full and fair compensation for all the costs associated with this debilitating birth injury condition.
When your pediatrician suspects Erb’s palsy, he or she is basing the diagnosis on a physical examination, in which weakness in one arm is apparent. The pediatrician may order tests — such as an electromyogram or a nerve conduction study — to check for nerve signals in the upper arm. Visible signs of this condition include an arm that is turned inward toward the body and the baby’s inability to move the arm in a normal manner.
The compensation you receive for a birth injury-related case of Erb’s palsy may depend on the severity of the condition. In Erb’s palsy’s most advanced form, your child’s arm, hand or both may be impaired or even paralyzed.
When you contact us to schedule a free consultation, we provide an honest and concise evaluation of your case. If it has merits, we can discuss your legal options and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Louisville Erb’s palsy lawyers at the Franklin Law Group
Franklin Law Group, PSC
505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40203