Michigan Erb’s Palsy Attorney
Erb’s Palsy is a common injury to the brachial plexus, also called dystocia. The most typical ways the injury is suffered is during birth. Many Erb’s Palsy conditions are attributed to obstetrics-related injuries. Dystocia occurs when a baby’s neck and shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s cervix on the pubic bone cutting off blood flow to a potion of the baby’s body. There are many devices used by medical professionals to assist childbirth. Sometimes these utensils and devices have harmful effects on the child. Forceps and vacuums often attribute to many birth injuries including Erb’s Palsy.
While suffering from Erb’s Palsy is a very harrowing ordeal, there is hope that your child will not be physically handicapped for life. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), more than 80% of babies born with this condition fully recover.
Birth injuries like Erb’s Palsy are a form of medical malpractice. Every year more than 1.5 million people complain of having received one or more injuries or complications attributed to medical malpractice. If you think you or your child has suffered from medical malpractice related to Erb’s Palsy, please contact one of our Michigan Erbs Palsy attorneys to receive a free consultation. We will help you get compensation for your injuries.
Common symptoms of Erbs Palsy include:
- Paralysis of Facial Muscles
- Loss of Muscle Control
- Paralysis of Extremities on Damaged Side
- Limited Movement
- Unable to Grip Objects
- Unable to Sit Upright