Erb’s Palsy Lawsuits – Infant Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Brachial Plexus Injuries Like Erb’s Palsy Can Be Caused by Malpractice. Ask Us If You Are Eligible to File a Lawsuit.
Erb's palsy is a birth injury that occurs the brachial plexus (a bundle of nerves beneath the shoulder) is damaged during birth. While some cases of Erb's palsy are caused by complications during birth and are unavoidable, others are the result of medical malpractice.
If you think your child may have been injured due to negligent medical care, the attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., are here to help. We understand the hardships facing children with Erb's palsy and are prepared to help you pursue fair and just compensation.
What Causes Erb’s Palsy?
Erb's palsy is characterized by loss of function of the arm or shoulder. In most cases, the loss of function is partial, but in some it is total.
Conditions in which brachial plexus injuries and Erb's palsy are more likely to occur include births involving large babies (more than eight pounds), prolonged labor and mothers with abnormally small pelvises. If the baby’s arm and neck are stretched away from each other, either because it is stuck in the birth canal or because a doctor’s intervention is too forceful, the nerves that control the arm may be stretched or even torn.
Erb's palsy can place an enormous financial strain on families. Affected children may require physical therapy and, in some cases, multiple surgeries. Our Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys have handled numerous Erb's palsy lawsuits and understand the hardships this condition can cause families. We are dedicated to helping you obtain maximum financial compensation for the hardships you and your child face as a result of medical negligence.
Discuss Your Claim During a Free Consultation
If you are considering filing a lawsuit, our attorneys will sit down with you free of charge to review your case and share their advice. Erb’s palsy can affect more than just medical costs. Your child should be able to receive the best treatment and assistance possible, and a lawsuit may make this possible. Ask our team about your options to learn more.
Was your child born with Erb's palsy due to a case of medical malpractice? Call us at (844) 383-0565 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh attorney.