Improper delivery techniques or the failure to properly measure the size of a full-term fetus are common causes for injuries to a child’s shoulder and arm. The pressure put upon the child’s neck and shoulder by a physician, forceps or vacuum extractor can quickly damage the delicate nerves that control the arm.
Disabilities related to birth trauma
Depending on the severity of the nerve damage, a child with Erb’s Palsy may experience a lifetime of difficulties related to arm problems including: loss of sensation, impaired movement, atrophy or even paralysis.
Taking legal action for children with disabling shoulder injuries
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers takes birth injuries such as Erb’s Palsy seriously. We understand the anxiety and fear that accompany Erb’s Palsy. In addition to working with some of the most highly esteemed medical professionals, we frequently use experts in the fields of vocational counseling and economics to fully convey the extent of our client’s injury to an insurance company or jury.
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