Caring, Skilled Birth Injury Lawyers at Maryland’s Hyatt & Weber Will Hold Negligent Parties Responsible for Your Child’s ERB Palsy Injuries
Potential Medical Negligence
Your child may have been the victim of OB/GYN medical negligence if they have been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy. Erb’s palsy is apparent at birth, so if a diagnosis is delayed, your child may have been a victim of medical negligence in this case as well. To begin investigating the possibility of medical malpractice, call the Baltimore, MD birth injury lawyers at Hyatt & Weber today. We will be happy to help you understand the legal rights you and your child have. We represent clients throughout the State of Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and Charles County.
Erb’s palsy is a birth injury that causes damage to a group of nerves called the brachial plexus. It partially or completely paralyzes an infant’s arm and occurs in every one or two out of 1,000 births in the United States. Since the disorder is primarily formed during difficult childbirth, your OB/GYN could have very well caused the injury if they were negligent during the birthing process. The most common causes of Erb’s palsy include:
- The infant’s head and neck being pulled to the side while its shoulders pass through the birth canal
- Excessive pulling on the infant’s head or neck during delivery
- Pressure on the infant’s arms during a breech delivery
Although Erb’s palsy commonly accompanies a difficult labor, that does not mean a medical practitioner did not apply excessive force during your child’s birth that caused the disorder. In fact, Erb’s palsy occurs less often now that better birthing techniques have been developed. However, excessive medical force still causes the disorder. If you suspect that your OB/GYN or another medical practitioner was excessively forceful, it is in your best interest to visit one of the Annapolis, MD birth injury lawyers at Hyatt & Weber Injury Law today. Our medical malpractice lawyers will diligently analyze the details associated with your medical records to determine whether there is a possibility medical negligence occurred.
How can a Maryland medical malpractice lawyer at Hyatt & Weber help if you suspect medical malpractice caused your child’s Erb’s palsy?
- One of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will analyze your OB/GYN medical records to determine whether malpractice may have occurred.
- You will learn exactly what constitutes medical malpractice and receive outlines of your case’s likely outcomes.
- The medical malpractice lawyers at Hyatt & Weber will litigate on your behalf to prove that your child’s Erb’s palsy was caused by a doctor’s negligence.
- You may receive compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced, as well as for your child’s future medical costs.
Erb’s Palsy Expenses
An important factor to consider when deciding whether to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is the long-term expense of treating your child’s Erb’s palsy, including physical therapy and surgery, along with the pain and suffering both you and your child will experience. The Maryland birth injury lawyers at Hyatt & Weber have more than 30 years of experience helping victims of Erb’s palsy malpractice. We are prepared to develop a projected analysis of medical costs associated with Erb’s palsy throughout your child’s lifetime.
Brachial plexus nerves are responsible for feeling and motion in the hands, fingers and arms, so these functions are compromised with Erb’s palsy and require medical attention. In less severe cases, torn nerves will heal on their own, but the infant should still undergo physical therapy so their arm does not stiffen and function abnormally. In more severe cases of Erb’s palsy, infants undergo nerve transplant surgery, with recovery taking up to two years because nerves heal slowly. Infants who have not begun healing by age one seldom achieve full functionality in the affected arm. In severe cases like these, arthritis, weakness, and limited range of motion are common throughout childhood and adulthood.
Meet with Hyatt & Weber Today
Please call Annapolis law firm Hyatt & Weber today at 866-590-8719 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation with our Maryland medical malpractice lawyers. We will dedicate ourselves to determining if your child’s Erb’s palsy is a viable medical malpractice case. We can help you obtain justice and compensation for any medical negligence.