Erb’s palsy is a condition caused from brachial plexus injury, often resulting in partial or total paralysis of the face, arm or hand. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves extending through the neck, armpit region and arm. The most common cause for Erb’s palsy is dystocia, an abnormal or very difficult childbirth. If the infant’s head and shoulders are twisted, undue stress can be placed on the brachial plexus, stretching or damaging these nerves and therefore causing paralysis. In some cases, these nerves may repair themselves, but in many cases they require extensive physical therapy or even surgery.
California birth injury attorney Dr. Bruce G. Fagel is experienced in representing clients whose children have been diagnosed with Erbs’ palsy due to brachial plexus injury during childbirth. Medical malpractice may be to blame in some of these cases, and it is important that you are able to take legal action to hold the responsible party liable for their negligent conduct through a medical malpractice lawsuit. With a California medical license, 10 years of hands-on experience in emergency medicine, and nearly 30 years experience as a medical malpractice attorney, Dr. Fagel has a unique understanding of medical malpractice law. If you are looking to work with a medical malpractice lawyer who has the experience, resources and dedication to handle your claim through to the end, you have come to the right place.
At The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates we offer a free consultation to discuss your claim and your child’s injuries.
Handling Erb’s Palsy Lawsuits
Medical malpractice may lead to brachial plexus injury and therefore Erb’s palsy in some cases, including:
- A failure to recognize an infant that is too large to pass through the birth canal
- Failure to turn an infant and position him or her properly for vaginal delivery
- An improperly estimated due date, potentially not being prepared for an infant that is very large
- Failure to perform a cesarean section when necessary
- Negligence in maneuvering an impacted shoulder during childbirth
California medical malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel can review medical records in order to determine what negligence may have led to your child’s condition. It costs nothing to work with our firm unless we are successful in recovering financial compensation on your behalf.
Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates today to discuss Erb’s palsy as it relates to medical malpractice, and find out how a lawyer can help you.