Was Your Child Diagnosed with Erb's Palsy?
Erb’s palsy, almost always results from negligent handling of shoulder dystocia during labor and delivery, resulting in damage so severe that the baby will never have normal use of his or her arm.
If your child received brachial plexus injuries during childbirth and has lasting damage, contact our birth injury lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm by phone at (440) 220-4439 or email to schedule a consultation.
With more than sixty years combined experience, the team at The Lancione Law Firm are well-prepared to investigate the circumstances behind a baby’s Erb’s palsy. Sometimes, the answer lies in negligent prenatal care — an OB/GYN may have failed to recognize and address risk factors such as gestational diabetes, excessive maternal, preeclampsia or fetal weight gain.
Consideration Of All The Risk Factors That Could Have Prevented Injury
Negligence in prenatal care can be compounded by childbirth complications caused by the size or position of the baby. An extra-large fetus is at higher risk of becoming stuck in the mother’s pelvis. The shoulder dystocia that occurs in the process can result in Erb’s palsy if the obstetrician or nurse midwife applies excessive downward pressure on the baby’s head while attempting to dislodge the stuck shoulder.
During labor, negligence may be indicated when an obstetrician has not responded appropriately to the challenges of an oversized baby, an obese mother, or other risk factors.
Our Experience Enables Us To Secure Positive Results For Families
The attorneys of The Lancione Law Firm, use their detailed knowledge of medical procedures and standards related to pregnancy and childbirth and their in-depth legal knowledge to help families obtain the compensation that a child with Erb’s palsy will need for a lifetime of medical expenses.
Call (440) 220-4439 or email us your information to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when birth trauma results in disabilities such as cerebral palsy. We will take every measure possible to help you obtain a full financial recovery. Our birth injury law firm is proud to serve clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Cincinnati and other communities throughout Ohio.