Erb’s palsy is a medical condition involving paralysis of the arm, often as a result of an injury to the upper group of nerves in the shoulder. Though this injury can occur in a number of ways, one of the most common causes is an injury during childbirth. In some cases, this is simply the result of a difficult delivery. However, many of those who develop Erb’s palsy do so as a result of a medical practitioner’s mistakes during birth.
If you or someone you know has a child with Erb’s palsy whose condition was caused by a negligent medical professional, you and your child may be entitled to compensation to help pay for the consequences of this disorder. Contact the Chicago Erb’s palsy lawyers of the Driscoll Firm today at (800) 900-7704 to speak with an experienced member of our legal team about the details of your case and learn more about how we can serve you.
Medical Malpractice and Erb’s Palsy
There are several ways in which a medical professional’s failure to uphold the standards of their profession may result in a child developing Erb’s palsy. Some of the most common of these include:
- Pulling the baby’s head at the wrong time
- Inappropriate use of medical tools
- Pulling too hard on the shoulders
If any of these mistakes has hurt your child, you should talk to an attorney today about how you can fight back.
No one should have to pay for the consequences of a doctor’s errors by themselves. If your child now has Erb’s palsy as a result of a doctor’s careless actions, you are not alone. Contact a Chicago Erb’s palsy attorney of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 900-7704 today for more information about your legal rights and options.