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Erb’s Palsy

Delaware Erb’s Palsy Attorneys

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Erb’s Palsy, also known as Erbs Paralysis, is a common medical malpractice injury that occurs during childbirth. It involves injury to the brachial plexis and can result in complete or partial paralysis of the baby’s effected shoulder, arm and hand.  If your child suffered Erbs Palsy injuries during childbirth you may be entitled to medical benefits and financial compensation. You should consult with a Delaware Erb’s Palsy Attorney immediately to discuss your rights.

Please contact the Delaware Erbs Palsy Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni, P.A. to discuss filing your claim. They have offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland to serve you. You can reach their Delaware medical malpractice law office at 302-995-6210. You can reach their Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice law office at 410-385-5612.

Causes Of Erb’s Paralysis Injuries During Childbirth

It is important to note that Erbs Palsy injuries, unlike many other birth injuries, are preventable. Erbs Palsy is caused by excessive traction, or trauma during birth. This can be caused by the baby getting stuck in the birth canal during childbirth. This most often occurs when the baby’s shoulder gets stuck, or hung up on, the mother’s pubic bone. Also, larger than average babies are at risk for Erbs Paralysis injuries due the basic mechanics of childbirth.

There are certain risk factors a woman exhibits during pregnancy. Some of these are:

  • Obesity in the mother
  • Diabetes
  • History of difficult births
  • History of mother giving birth to large babies
  • History of necessary Cesarean section (C-Section) birth
  • Excessive gestational period

It is the responsibility of your OB-GYN doctor to identify the mother and child’s risk for Erbs Palsy. If they fail to do this, and your baby suffers Erb’s Palsy or Shoulder Dystocia injuries, you may be able to seek legal recourse in the form of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

How a Baltimore Erb’s Palsy Attorney Can Help You

A child with a birth injury rarely ever recovers fully and leads a normal, productive life. Due to the negligence of the doctor, or hospital staff, your child will be cheated out of a high quality of life before their life even begins. In addition, the costs associated with treating birth injuries can be staggering as multiple surgeries, lifelong medical treatment and therapy are necessary.

All of these issues, and others, may entitle you and your baby to benefits and financial compensation. Let the Delaware Birth Injury Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. fight to get you what you deserve by identifying all liable parties and making them accountable legally. They are dedicated Delaware and Maryland Trial Lawyers who, should a settlement be unobtainable, will fight for your rights in the courtroom by escalating your case to the litigation phase if needed.

Contact a Delaware Erb’s Palsy Lawyer

Call Shelsby & Leoni P.A. at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-5612. You can also click here to email a Newark, Delaware Birth Injury Law Office. You will find caring, compassionate legal representation at Shelsby & Leoni. They will determine the true value of your medical malpractice claim and get you the fair and just compensation you deserve.

Shelsby & Leoni serve Delaware and Maryland medical malpractice victims in areas such as: Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Lewes, Elkton, Bel Air, Annapolis, Towson, Waldorf, Baltimore and Washington D.C.