Albuquerque Erb’s Palsy Attorney
Erb’s palsy is a disorder that involves the brachial plexus, or the bundle of nerves in the upper arm. When something such as a birth injury damages the brachial plexus, the baby may develop Erb’s palsy. Doctors diagnose one or two in every 1,000 infants with this disorder. If your child has received this diagnosis, consider whether medical malpractice could be to blame.
Contact the Albuquerque personal injury attorneys at Fine Law Firm if your child suffers from Erb’s palsy after a difficult birth. The physician may have negligently caused the condition by damaging the nerves during delivery. If a “reasonable and prudent” physician could have prevented the injury, you may have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. Call us for a free case evaluation in Albuquerque.
Why Choose Us?
The Fine Law Firm understands birth injuries and Erb’s palsy cases. We have years of experience representing parents in a range of brachial plexus injuries and conditions. Clients trust us with these delicate claims for many reasons.
- We have a history of success. We’ve won 99% of the cases we’ve taken on in the last 40 years. We are selective in the cases we accept, but this means we can dedicate our full attention to each client.
- We aren’t afraid to go to trial. Cases against major healthcare organizations or physicians can be daunting. We aren’t intimidated by taking a hospital or insurance company to court.
- We care about clients. Our lawyers care about what happens to clients and their families. We always communicate openly with clients, offering candid advice about their cases.
Our Albuquerque birth injury attorneys are ready to assist you with your claim. We have the knowledge, education, and experience to take your case to the next level.
Why Do You Need a Erb’s Palsy Lawyer?
Although most children fully recover from Erb’s palsy, it often takes daily physical therapy to recover the movement and feeling in the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. An injury as serious as one that causes Erb’s palsy requires legal attention. An experienced Albuquerque Erb’s Palsy attorney can help you go up against the major insurance corporation that’s representing the physician or hospital. Instead of handling settlement negotiations on your own, trust a lawyer to do so for you. A lawyer can demand fair compensation.
Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy can cause weakness, loss of feeling, tingling sensations, and loss of motion in the affected areas. A child may notice these symptoms in the shoulder, arm, hand, and/or fingers, typically only on the side that suffered the shoulder injury during delivery. Erb’s palsy may cause developmental delays in the affected arm, sometimes leading to growth discrepancies between the two arms.
Causes of Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy occurs when the upper nerves of the brachial plexus sustain damage. This can happen during a difficult labor, such as when the physician tugs on the baby’s arm or otherwise fails to use proper techniques during a complication such as breech birth. Yanking an infant by the legs in a breech birth could stress or injure the brachial plexus nerves, causing Erb’s palsy.
Who Is Liable? Who Can I Pursue for Damages?
Although not every case of Erb’s palsy will call for a medical malpractice lawsuit, it might if another physician could have reasonably prevented the brachial plexus injury through proven birthing techniques and procedures. If you can prove that a doctor or other party negligently failed to prevent the injury, resulting in Erb’s palsy in your child, you could seek damages from the doctor through a cause of action.
Contact Us Today
A lawsuit for Erb’s palsy could result in compensation for your family’s past and future medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, your child’s pain and suffering, and other damages. If your child has Erb’s palsy, contact us for a free consultation. You could be eligible for damages if a negligent physician contributed to the condition. Request your meeting with an attorney today at (505) 889-FINE.