Understanding Erb’s Palsy/Shoulder Dystocia
Devastation sets in when families discover that a newborn has suffered life-altering injuries during birth due to the negligence of a medical professional. During difficult times, the help of a trusted and compassionate attorney can help ease the distress and aid in the pursuit of justice for the injured child.
A Commitment To Take On The Legal Burden of A Birth Injury
The medical malpractice attorneys at the law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, understand the stress that you are going through following a birth injury. The excitement and anticipation of the birth of a new family member has resulted in tragedy that could have been prevented. Our job is to navigate you and your loved ones through every step of the legal process and remove the burden off every member of your family.
Brachial plexus injuries are often the cause of complications in the womb or mishandling of the infant while in the birth canal, resulting in nerve damage that takes the form of Erb’s palsy, a form of brachial plexus palsy. The infant is left with paralysis, numbness or loss of motor control in one or both arms.
Forcing a newborn’s shoulders and head or misusing forceps during birth can also lead to shoulder dystocia that may not be diagnosed until the baby is several weeks or months old.
Attending To Immediate And Future Financial Needs
Caring for a child suffering from Erb’s palsy requires significant compensation. To build compelling, fact-based claims, we work with medical experts, economists and life-care planners. The focus is on maximizing damages for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.