Was Your Infant Seriously Injured?
Birth is an exciting, albeit stressful time in a family’s life that is supposed to lead to a beautiful new chapter with a new life. However, there are a number of serious complications that can occur during pregnancy and/or childbirth. One of the more dangerous types of birth injuries your doctor needs to take care to prevent is known as Erb’s palsy, a condition that affects the nerves in your infant’s shoulder, also called the brachial plexus. If the damage to the nerves is severe enough, it could leave that area of their body completely paralyzed. It’s estimated that condition affects two in every 1,000 infants born in the United States, and one of the main causes is negligence on the part of the doctor and medical staff.
Birth injuries are among the most devastating things any family can face, and when they were caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of a medical professional you deserve the chance to seek compensation. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix birth injury attorneys have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims, and will put the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to good use helping you put together a plan of action that best suits your needs. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
What Can Cause Erb’s Palsy?
There are several complications that can cause this type of injury, including:
- The infant’s shoulder getting caught on the mother’s pelvic bone
- The infant breaching at the wrong angle
- Excessive pulling from the delivering physician
- Above-average birth weight
What Are The Symptoms Of Erb’s Palsy?
Some symptoms that this type of injury can cause include:
- Loss of sensory function
- Loss of motor function
- Limpness in the affected arm
- Full or partial paralysis
- Decreased gripping ability
- Decreased development in circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
Speak with an experienced attorney today by calling us at (602) 428-7104.
Hire A Lawyer You Can Rely On
Our Phoenix birth injury lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC understand just how difficult it can be to see your child enter the world with a potentially life-changing injury. If your child suffered a birth injury caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of a medical professional, you deserve the chance to file a lawsuit to fight for the compensation you need to cover any medical procedures your infant may need. Call us at (602) 428-7104 to explain your situation over the phone, or send us a message through our online form to request a free case evaluation today.