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 child birth 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
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you achieve justice.