Massachusetts Brachial Plexus / Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
The brachial plexus refers to a set of nerves near a person’s neck that controls the nerve functions for his or her arms. When this set of nerves is damaged, Erb’s Palsy might be the result. Erb’s Palsy is a form of brachial plexus, and it affects about 1-2 babies out of every 1,000, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Unfortunately, sometimes Erb’s Palsy is the result of a doctor’s error during birth, and that doctor might actually be held responsible for his or her negligence.
If a negligent or reckless doctor has caused your baby to have Erb’s Palsy during or just after birth, then you could qualify for financial compensation from that negligent doctor for the many expenses and losses you and your family has endured. Contact an experienced Erb’s Palsy lawyer at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your legal options and pursuing the financial compensation you need.
Signs of Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s Palsy may not immediately be detectable by parents, but there are some signs of this condition that you might notice after birth, including the following:
- Single arm weakness
- Numbness in a single arm
- Partial paralysis in one arm
- Total paralysis in one arm
Each of these symptoms might indicate that a baby has Erb’s Palsy. And, if you believe a doctor or other medical professional was negligent in treating or caring for your baby, causing this condition, you should consider holding them accountable for the many consequences their actions have caused.
No parent should have to face the results of a doctor’s error without help. If a doctor has caused your baby to have Erb’s Palsy, then the Erb’s Palsy attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may be able to help you fight for your rights according to civil law. Contact us today by calling (617) 426-4488.