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Our Cody, Wyoming Law Firm Handles Erbs Palsy Lawsuits

Erb’s palsy is a usually preventable condition that affects approximately 1 in 2,000 births. Erb’s palsy is caused by birth trauma or an injury to the brachial plexus and affects motor ability in an infant’s shoulder, arm and hand. It can sometimes—but not always—be treated surgically. Most injured patients face a range of lifelong disabilities. Our Erbs Palsy Lawyers can help.

Discovering that your child has developed Erb’s palsy can be devastating, leaving you not knowing where to turn to for answers. The team of medically-qualified Erb’s Palsy lawyers and nurse consultants at Simpson Kepler Edwards are here to help.

Erb’s Palsy is a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves located between the neck and shoulder. This nerve bundle can be damaged during birth by pushing or pulling on a baby whose shoulder is wedged behind the mother’s pubic bone as it descends through the birth canal; a condition called shoulder dystocia.

Common Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy

  • Inability to move a shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist or hand
  • No feeling in an arm or hand
  • Paralysis or limpness of arm or hand
  • Facial paralysis on one side
  • Inability to sit up or crawl without assistance
  • Abnormal growth and development of the affected arm

Preventing Erb’s Palsy

Advances in modern obstetric medicine have made it possible to prevent Erb’s Palsy, and for doctors to predict the risk of shoulder dystocia during pregnancy with a fair amount of accuracy. Early detection of these risk factors and the
performing of a C-section is often the best way to prevent Erb’s Palsy. Even when shoulder dystocia occurs, a well-qualified obstetrician should be able to perform various maneuvers to aid vaginal birth and prevent serious injury.

Problems caused by Erb’s Palsy

  • The extent of disability and disfigurement caused by Erb’s palsy will depend on the severity of the original injury and the effectiveness of treatment and therapy.
  • Approximately 20 percent of Erb’s palsy victims will require surgery to reconnect nerves. Surgery is usually performed in children between five months and one year old.
  • If your child has developed Erb’s palsy as a result of a physicians’ negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your loss—including recovery of damages for medical bills, wheel chairs and other assistive devices.

Experienced Erb’s Palsy Lawyers

We have handled thousands of high-profile medical malpractice claims over the last 30 years, including recovery of millions of dollars in damages for patients suffering from Erb’s Palsy. Our team of medically-qualified Erb’s Palsy lawyers and nurse consultants are able to quickly and effectively evaluate your claim.

We work on a percentage fee basis. It costs our clients nothing out-of-pocket to move forward with their claim, as our fees are based on any settlement recovered.

Contact us today with your Wyoming Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit questions. For a free consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers, call us at 307-527-7891 or email us.

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