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When Birth Injuries Are Caused by Medical Negligence

If you believe that your child suffered Erb’s palsy injuries during the labor and delivery process, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Damage to nerves during the labor and delivery process can seriously complicate your child’s medical condition. Your child deserves a chance at a normal, healthy life. Our firm can help.

Contact a Baltimore Erb’s palsy lawyer at LawMD if you believe your child was injured due to a medical practitioner’s negligence. Call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation.

What You Should Know About the Brachial Plexus

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves in the shoulder that transmits signals between the spinal cord and the hands, fingers, and arms. When these nerves are damaged, it can lead to weakness, loss of sensation, or paralysis. These conditions may be referred to as brachial plexus injuries, birth palsy, or Erb’s palsy. A newborn may sustain a brachial plexus injury during a challenging delivery, usually as a consequence of an obstetrician’s mistake. Consulting with an experienced Baltimore Erb’s palsy attorney as soon as possible is critical for addressing the complications associated with this condition.

Medical Negligence & Erb's Palsy

A child born with Erb’s palsy may have numerous difficulties growing up. Any situation in which an obstetrician or another physician in the labor and delivery room was negligent in his or her responsibilities and this negligence led to birth injuries could enable you to recover compensation in the form of medical malpractice claim.

Obstetricians, in particular, are trained to recognize signs of fetal distress and high-risk pregnancies so as to take action to avoid injury to the child and the mother. A doctor, for example, could recommend an emergency C-section in order to reduce the chances of brachial injury if these risk factors are present.

Erb’s Palsy by the Numbers

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1 or 2 out of every 1,000 babies will have Erb’s palsy. The severity of the symptoms in each child will depend on the actual damage to the nerves. Erb’s palsy is different from cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a condition that emerges as a result of damage to the child’s brain. Erb’s palsy, however, usually involves an afflicted shoulder.

Your newborn may require medications or surgery to trigger nerve regeneration and repair damage. It is also quite likely that a child affected by Erb’s palsy will have to undergo rehabilitation, including:

  • Nerve graft surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Tendon and muscle release
  • Hydrotherapy

Evaluating the prognosis for recovery and the extent of the injuries is essential for determining your next steps. Consult with an Erb’s palsy lawyer in Baltimore today.

Contact LawMD online or by phone at (888) 695-2963 for a free case evaluation. many of our attorneys are also medical professionals; we can help you fight for a fair recovery.

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  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

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    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

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    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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