If your child has been given an Erb’s Palsy diagnosis, you may have Erb’s Palsy questions. Why did this happen to my child? Will my child get better? Was the injury preventable? These are all natural Erb’s Palsy questions for parents to ask. But unfortunately, getting answers is not always easy, especially if there are questions involving medical negligence in your child’s birth injury.
Erb’s Palsy questions and answers:
Q: What is Erb’s Palsy?
A: Erb’s Palsy, or brachial plexus palsy, is a condition where an infant has suffered nerve damage in the part of the neck that connects to all of the nerves in the arm. “Palsy” means weakness, so infants who experience weakness in the arm, elbow or fingers due to damage in the neck muscles during birth. This usually happens during a difficult delivery when the baby’s neck muscles are stretched to the side.
Q: Will my child get better?
A: The good news is that most babies who receive an Erb’s Palsy diagnosis will eventually recover from their condition. If the nerves are simply damaged or injured, movement and feeling can eventually return to the child’s affected arm. But sometimes the news is not all positive. Brachial plexus avulsion is when the nerve root is severed or cut from the spinal cord. This serious birth injury leaves no chance that the healing will happen on its own. In some cases, the torn nerve can be helped by surgery.
Q: Was my child’s injury preventable?
A: This is probably the most difficult of the Erb’s Palsy questions. There have been cases of Erb’s Palsy caused by medical negligence, and were therefore preventable. If you have this Erb’s Palsy question, you need to speak to an experienced birth injury attorney now.
Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit
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Call Sokolove Law today. There is no cost to you for us to represent you and your family in a birth injury lawsuit. Sokolove Law only gets paid if you receive money from your case. A successful birth injury lawsuit can provide monetary compensation and possibly prevent a similar situation from happening to another child.