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Erb’s Palsy

Did a Birth Injury Cause Your Childs Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy is a largely preventable but still all-too-common birth injury that often has lifetime consequences. If your child has been injured during childbirth due to a doctor’s negligence, he or she deserves the opportunity to receive restitution for the harm done.

At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, we pursue fair compensation for birth injuries caused by medical malpractice. To schedule a free consultation with experienced our Newburgh and New Paltz area Erb’s palsy attorney, contact us today. We will not charge any fees unless we help your child obtain restitution.

Understanding the Causes of Erb’s Palsy

Shoulder dystocia is a childbirth complication that occurs when the shoulder gets caught as the child emerges from the birth canal. At this point, the attending physician needs to maneuver the baby into a position that will allow him or her to be delivered the rest of the way.

When this maneuver is not done properly, the delicate nerve fibers in the child’s shoulder can get torn, causing the loss of motor function known as Erb’s palsy.

A baby with Erb’s palsy needs to go through extremely aggressive physical therapy at a very young age in order to overcome some of the consequences of this loss of function during infancy. This process can be extremely traumatic for the entire family.

Even with the best physical therapy, the infant may end up with a permanent inability or reduced ability to use the affected arm due to muscle atrophy.

Pursuing the Compensation Your Child Deserves

Erb’s palsy is, in many cases, a completely preventable condition caused by malpractice on the part of obstetricians and other medical professionals. Our Newburgh birth injury lawyer is experienced at pursuing fair compensation for the victims of improperly handled shoulder dystocia and other birth injuries.

If your child is suffering from the consequences of Erb’s palsy, you have a limited amount of time in which you can bring a medical malpractice claim. Don’t hesitate to contact our Erb’s palsy lawyer to discuss whether you have a case. We help injured victims and their family in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and throughout New York.