If you are a parent whose child suffers from the disorder known as Erb’s palsy, you know how much pain and stress this condition can have for the child and the rest of your family. Erb’s palsy impacts the nervous system and nerves affecting the shoulder, arm, and hand.
When the brachial plexus is impacted and stretched during labor or delivery, it can result in Erb’s palsy. Unfortunately, many cases of Erb’s palsy come after avoidable mistakes made by doctors and medical professionals.
The mistakes that lead to Erb’s palsy include:
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Any rough handling of the shoulders can potentially damage the brachial plexus, leading to this debilitating condition. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our skilled lawyers and experienced support staff assist our clients in recovering maximum compensation from medical professionals who are responsible for birth injuries. With more than 50 combined years of experience, our firm has gotten results for parents in situations like yours.
Our firm recently won a $40 million structured settlement for a family whose child was severely injured during birth. We passionately believe that this money helps families provide for their children with the best possible resources, allowing them to live life to the fullest without financial strain.
When the brachial plexus is stretched during the birthing process, it can tear the nerve. Sometimes the nerve may be torn completely from the spine. In other cases, the nerves form scar tissue around the injury that prevent signals from the nerve to the muscle.
Children who are impacted by these injuries during labor may face a lifetime of issues, including the inability to control or move hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, and elbows. Proper monitoring during labor, the use of Cesarean sections, and proper epidural administration during birth can all help to prevent these injuries from happening.
If your child has suffered a brachial plexus injury during the birth process and has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, it is important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible about your options. The state of New York only allows malpractice suits involving birth injuries to be filed within 10 years of delivery. Our attorneys can help you fully understand how this statute applies to your situation.
Located in Manhattan and serving clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester, we are prepared to help you recover the damages you deserve. Proving negligence in the medical field is difficult, requiring different types of proof and expert testimony — fortunately, our firm is deeply experienced in every level of investigation and trial litigation for birth injury cases.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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