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Has your child been affected by Erb's Palsy?

Expectant parents in the New City area are filled with anticipation and excitement for the birth of their child. They can spend months buying furniture, decorating a nursery, buying clothes and just getting themselves ready. This is a very exciting time for families and they anticipate that everything will go as planned. But, what happens when a birth injury occurs?

One common and unexpected injury is Erb's Palsy. Erb's Palsy is a brachial plexus injury in which the nerves of the brachial plexus are damaged. The injuries can result in a loss of motor function or even paralysis of the upper arms. It can affect the shoulders, arms, hands and elbows of a newborn. Erb's palsy occurs during delivery and is usually caused by the physician pulling the child out in a way that causes the injury. It can occur from both a vaginal or a caesarian delivery.

If a family believes their infant was harmed because of a medical provider's negligence, they may want to get more information about birth injury legal options. Doing so can help a family understand the types of things that can go wrong in a delivery. It is important to review medical records and consult with medical experts to find out what happened and hold the medical professional accountable for the mistake. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses and other damages.

No new parent expects their infant will be injured by a medical provider. Unfortunately, some New City area residents deal with this reality every year. It is important to hold physicians accountable for their mistake so that they don't harm anyone else.

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