Erb's Palsy in Babies
Causes and Symptoms
Erb's palsy is caused by an injury to the
brachial plexus nerve at birth and is usually immediately apparent. This nerve is located
near the neck and controls motion and feeling of the hand, arm, and fingers.
Erb's palsy can be caused by excessive pressure on the head and neck
during birth or by pulling on the shoulders as the baby exits the birth
canal. Symptoms include impaired movement and weakness or paralysis of
the hand, fingers, and arm. Gentle massaging and range of motion therapy
can help heal a mild case of Erb's palsy, while surgery or tendon
transplant can treat more severe cases.
Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. provides proficient and reliable legal services. If your child has suffered
from Erb's palsy, we can help you understand your legal options relating
to medical malpractice claims and
childbirth injury lawsuits.
Professional Birth Injury Lawyers in Atlanta
If your baby has suffered from Erb's palsy because of
medical malpractice, we want to help. Our experienced Atlanta birth injury attorneys can investigate
the incident to determine whether the injury was caused by the doctor,
and then build your case to help uphold your rights in court. Erb's
palsy can affect your child for the rest of his or her life, and treatments
can be expensive. We can seek justice for your case and fight to help
you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., we are committed to advocacy, and seeking
compensation may help you cover the costs of:
- Hospital bills
- Future healthcare expenses
- Necessary equipment for recovery
- Pain and suffering
With our experience and reputation, you can trust that your case is in
capable hands. We do everything we can to give our clients a stress-free
experience, and strive to leave you 100% satisfied. With compassion and
diligence, we can build and present your case in court to help you achieve justice.