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A number of birth injuries can occur during the birth of your child. One of them is Erb’s Palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Injury, and it affects one or two out of every 1,000 babies. The National Institutes of Health cites trauma sustained during birth (often caused by medical malpractice) as the main cause of Erb’s Palsy. Fortunately, York Law Firm provides victims and their families with superior legal representation and can help you with your birth injury claim.
York Law Firm has extensive experience in birth injury cases. For your convenience, we have provided valuable information regarding Erb’s Palsy.
What is Erb’s Palsy?
Erb’s Palsy is a form of Brachial Plexus Palsy that leads to weakness of a newborn baby’s arm. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves near the neck that control movement and sensation to the arms, hands and fingers.
Diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy
If a pediatrician notices weakness in a newborn baby’s arm, the most distinctive sign of Erb’s Palsy, she will first conduct a physical examination. She may also order an X-ray to determine whether there is damage to the bones or joints of the neck and shoulder. A doctor typically will also use an EMG test to test the integrity of the nerve and muscle fibers and an imagining study, such as an MRI or CT scan.
Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy
The signs and symptoms of Erb’s Palsy can be seen immediately or shortly after birth. They include arm paralysis (loss of motor or sensory function in the arm), limp arm, arm bent at the elbow and held against the body, and decreased grip on the affected side.
Contact Our Skilled Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
If your child has developed Erb’s Palsy due to a medical professional’s negligence (medical malpractice) the attorneys at York Law Firm are here to help. Our experienced attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve for your child’s condition. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.