Did Your Doctor’s Negligence Cause Your Child’s Injury?
We trust medical professionals to help guide us through pregnancy and childbirth, but sometimes the actions they take can cause serious injuries to your newly born infant. One of the most dangerous birth injuries your child can face is known as Erb’s Palsy, a condition that affects the brachial plexus. If the brachial plexus, the network of nerves surrounding the shoulder, is damaged, it can leave the area permanently paralyzed. This condition affects approximately two out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, and can be the result of negligent actions taken by your doctor.
At Aldous \ Walker LLP, our Dallas birth injury lawyers have spent decades representing injured victims and their families in their time of greatest need. Though our efforts, we have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements, and we’re ready to use the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to help you put together a plan that will put you in the best position possible. Contact us today to learn what we can do to help.
What Causes Erb’s Palsy?
- An above-average sized infant
- The infant breaching at the wrong angle
- The infant’s shoulder getting caught on the mother’s pelvic bone
- The delivering physician excessively pulling
What Are The Symptoms Of Erb’s Palsy?
- Limpness in the affected arm
- Decreased gripping ability
- Loss of motor function
- Loss of sensory function
- Decreased development in circulatory, nervous, and muscular systems
- Partial or full paralysis
Call us at (214) 307-6307 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.
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Birth is supposed to be a stressful but joyous occasion – when your child is born with a birth injury, the stress can quickly engulf any joy and leave you worried about what the future may hold. Our Dallas birth injury attorneys at Aldous \ Walker LLP understand how devastating this can be to a young family, and are ready to work with you in order to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us at (214) 307-6307 to explain your situation to one of our attorneys over the phone, or fill out our online form today to give us the details of your case.