Erb's Palsy is a loss of movement or weakness of the arm that occurs when the Brachial Plexus, a bundle of nerves around the shoulder, are damaged during birth. Such damage, to varying degrees, is reported in as many as three out of every thousand births in the US.
The most common cause of Erb's palsy is shoulder dystocia, an abnormal or difficult childbirth or labor.
It can result from the infant's head and neck pulling toward the side as the shoulders pass through the birth canal, pulling on the infant's shoulders during a head-first delivery, and pressure on the baby's raised arms during a breech delivery.
The signs of Erb's palsy include loss of sensation in the arm and paralysis and atrophy of the deltoid, biceps, and brachialis muscles.
Ross Feller Casey attorneys have successfully handled cases involving Erb's Palsy and Shoulder Dystocia and nearly all other birth-related injuries, and stand out as the recognized legal experts for such cases.
Ross Feller Casey has a team of leading doctors right on staff to help handle all birth injury cases, including Erb's Palsy and Shoulder Dystocia lawsuits.
The team includes Dr. Charles Bowers, one of the nation's leading OB/GYN physicians.
The firm handles cases on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If a loved one has Erb's Palsy or Shoulder Dystocia or has suffered another Birth Injury, one of our attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation. You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
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