Erb's Palsy Birth Injury Litigation Attorneys

Erb's palsy is caused by stretching of the neck and shoulder nerves during birth when the baby's shoulder becomes stuck during delivery. This is particularly common for large babies that should have been delivered by cesarean section. Unfortunately, it is frequently doctor negligence during pregnancy or delivery that causes the nerve injury. In most cases, if the physician had provided reasonable care, the child would not be suffering from Erb's palsy.

At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, we help parents find the answers that doctors won't give them. In addition, we hold doctors accountable for medical malpractice, which results in a birth injury. Contact our Toledo law office to discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney.

What Caused Erb's Palsy? We Find Answers For Parents

  • Did the doctor fail to diagnose maternal diabetes or gestational diabetes (which frequently results in the birth of large babies)?
  • Were ultrasounds and other tests performed to detect the size of the baby?
  • Did the doctor fail to perform a C-section on a known large baby?
  • Did the physician use excessive force when delivering a stuck baby?
  • Did the doctor use improper techniques or fail to take necessary precautions in a vacuum or forceps extraction?

Symptoms Of Erb's Palsy

There are different types of brachial plexus injuries and Erb's palsy with unique symptoms depending on the severity of the injury. However, the more common symptoms include weakness in the affected arm, limited or no movement in the affected arm, or inability to raise the arm.

For most infants suffering from Erb's palsy, there is light at the end of the tunnel. After months or even years of treatment (professional treatment as well as home treatment), the condition will eventually dissipate. However, for others, the condition will be permanent — with full or partial paralysis of the arm, shoulder, hands or fingers.

Regardless of the duration of the condition, recovery of compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit is important for the family. Not only does it enable you to hold the doctors responsible for their negligent conduct, compensation can provide the financial resources the family will need to obtain adequate medical care for the child.

Seek Justice And Compensation

Through experienced legal help, you can obtain the justice and compensation you will need for your child, now and in the future. Contact our medical malpractice law firm in Toledo, Ohio, to discuss your situation with a skilled and compassionate lawyer.