What You Need To Know About Erb's Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injuries

Erb's palsy is a condition affecting the network of nerves that runs from the neck, across the shoulder, to the arm and the hand. When this network suffers injury during childbirth, infants typically face a number of medical conditions that result in a lifetime of disability.

The most serious cases of Erb's palsy render the whole arm, elbow and hand essentially useless. Klumpke's palsy is similar to Erb's palsy, but it generally affects only the hand. Both conditions may result from birth trauma often closely connected to failure of physicians to perform an appropriate mode of delivery.

When these conditions result from medical negligence, the experienced Illinois and Wisconsin attorneys at the Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices provide dedicated support to victims of brachial plexus palsy to help ensure they pursue the compensation needed to pay for a potential lifetime of special needs. We represent families throughout the United States whose children were born with shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy, Horner's syndrome and other types of brachial plexus injuries. For a free consultation, call us at 888-396-3914 or contact our firm online.

Did Your Newborn Show Warning Signs Or Risk Factors?

A number of factors can raise the risk of brachial plexus nerve damage occurring due to birth trauma. These include vaginal delivery of a baby estimated to be 10 lbs. or larger at birth, an awkwardly positioned baby (transverse or breech), the development of gestational diabetes in the mother, excessive weight gain by the mother, a pregnancy lasting beyond 40 weeks, and an extended or protracted second stage of labor.

Should Doctors Have Done Something Different?

Our Chicago and Milwaukee lawyers know the medical aspects of Erb's palsy and other brachial plexus cases very well. We have the experience needed to provide you with a clear answer to that question and the type of aggressive representation needed to obtain a just result. As professionals, we take great pride in understanding the medical aspects of our clients' cases as well as or better than, the medical experts for the other side do. Our resources include a medical library and a full-time registered nurse on staff.

Balance The Scales Of Justice

If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury related to Erb's palsy or other brachial plexus injuries, talk to our attorneys in Chicago or Milwaukee about what has happened to you and your family.

Learn more about what we can do to help. Call 888-396-3914 or contact our firm online to make arrangements for a free consultation. We can talk by phone, meet with you at our offices in Chicago, Illinois, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or travel to meet with you at a more convenient location throughout the United States. No recovery, no fee.