Lexington Erb’s Palsy Attorney
Pursuing Compensation in Medical Malpractice & Birth Injury Claims
When a baby is born, it is usually a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, things can happen during labor and delivery which can turn the experience of birth into a traumatic event for the newborn baby and his or her parents. Negligence on the part of the medical professionals who provide care to a mother and child during labor and delivery can cause birth injuries that can have severe health consequences for the child, the mother, or both. There are a number of different types of injuries that are commonly associated with medical negligence during labor and delivery. Brachial plexus injuries, including Erb's Palsy, are one such category of injury.
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What is Erb’s Palsy?
The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that transmit signals from the spine out to the shoulders, arms, and hands. Erb's Palsy is a condition that results from stretching or tearing (during delivery) of the nerves which extend from a baby's neck through their shoulder. A baby with Erb's Palsy cannot flex their elbow or move their shoulder through a full range of motion. The degree of nerve damage that is present in each case of Erb's Palsy determines the likelihood that the affected individual will recover fully or partially from the injury.
Causes of Erb’s Palsy
Erb's Palsy is one of several types of birth injuries that involve damage to nerves in the brachial plexus. Brachial plexus injuries like Erb's Palsy are often associated with shoulder dystocia, a situation in which the baby's position makes it difficult for the baby's shoulder to be birthed. However, not every birth which involves shoulder dystocia results in a brachial plexus injury. When excessive force, such as that involved in the use of forceps or a vacuum extractor, is used by medical professionals to deliver a baby who is experiencing shoulder dystocia, Erb's Palsy and other brachial plexus injuries are much more likely to occur than if the shoulder dystocia is relieved by a change in the laboring mother's body position or a properly timed cesarean birth.
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Medical professionals whose work includes assisting mothers in the process of labor and delivery are specially trained to deliver babies safely. As they go about their work, they have a duty to treat each of their patients in a manner which meets or exceeds the standard of care that applies to other medical professionals who are employed in similar roles in their local area. If their actions do not meet the applicable standard of care, medical malpractice law provides a means by which the victims of their negligent actions, the injured child and their parents, can hold them accountable for the damage that they have caused.
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