The consequences of Erb’s palsy caused by medical error can be devastating, including the severe limitation of flexibility and mobility which can lead to permanent disability. However, for some, the symptoms of Erb’s palsy may be substantially mitigated or nerve damage may potentially be altogether corrected through certain treatments. While these procedures can be prohibitively expensive for some, their impact can dramatically improve a child’s quality of life if successful.
Erb’s palsy is medical disorder that directly correlates with significant damage to a bundle of nerves, known as the brachial plexus, in the shoulder that controls the arm’s muscles. Under some circumstances, this type of nerve damage may be treated through the following methods:
- By surgically replacing any and all damaged nerves
- By performing muscle surgery to improve arm flexibility
- Through extensive physical therapy
For many children, treatment of Erb’s palsy is long-term and will necessitate extensive medical care and rehabilitation
When Erb’s palsy is developed as the result of a negligent doctor’s or nurse’s delivery room error, it is likely that financial restitution may be sought to help pay for the extensive damages that are typically associated with treating the condition. With that in mind, it may be critical that you retain an experienced medical malpractice attorney to help you build and coordinate a legal strategy intended to recover any damages associated with your child’s Erb’s palsy.
The birth injury lawyers at the Driscoll Firm are committed to holding negligent medical professionals responsible for their actions; to discuss the particulars of your case with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call our offices at (800) 900-7704 today.