As a parent, there are few things in life more alarming than learning that your newborn baby has been injured during the delivery process. One of the more common delivery injuries diagnosed in newborn children is Erb’s Palsy.What is Erb’s Palsy?
Erb’s Palsy is a paralysis of the arm and/or shoulder area that is caused by damage to a group of nerves in the spinal cord known as the “Brachial Plexus.” Erb’s Palsy can leave the victim’s arm partially or completely paralyzed and may inhibit the physical development of the victim in the future. Luckily, Erb’s Palsy can be treated with physical therapy and, in the more serious cases, with surgical procedures such as nerve transplants.
Overwhelmingly, the most common cause of Erb’s Palsy is an abnormal childbirth or delivery process. When Erb’s Palsy is observed following childbirth, it is often due to the fact that the arms and/or head of the child were in a compromising position during delivery. Yet Erb’s Palsy is not limited to delivery room situations - it is possible to detect the symptoms of Erb’s Palsy at any age following a traumatic impact (such as a fall) that injures the spinal cord nerves in the same fashion as an abnormal childbirth.What Should I do If My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy?
If you or your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, the first step is seeking proper medical treatment and developing a treatment plan for the future. Next, it is often in the victim or the victim’s parent’s best interests to seek compensation through a Massachusetts Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit against all liable parties. Erb’s Palsy cases can be very complex given that they frequently involve filing a medical malpractice claim and may require expert testimony. Thus, choosing an experienced law firm is and important and imperative step when seeking compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries.Filing an Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit as a Client of the Law Firm of Altman & Altman
At the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, we understand the tremendous emotional and financial stress that accompanies a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy. Our dedicated team of Greater Boston Erb’s Palsy Attorneys will handle your case from start to finish and will field all of the legal questions that you may have.
Our experienced team of MA Erb’s Palsy Lawyers will investigate all of the facts surrounding you or your loved one’s injuries. Conditions or events that give rise to an abnormal birth are frequently foreseeable and avoidable if proper care was taken by the attending medical professionals. Today, medical professionals are equipped with technology which monitors the health of the mother and the baby. If medical professionals negligently fail to monitor the device or delay in acting when alerted of a problem, it is possible to hold the parties liable for the injuries sustained as a result.
With over 40 years of experience, the Law Firm of Altman & Altman has recovered millions of dollars in jury awards and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our firm has the experience and resources necessary to litigate claims against large hospitals and companies and will not hesitate to take your Erb’s Palsy case to trial if an appropriate settlement cannot be reached. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive justice and compensation for you or your child’s injuries.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, please contact the Law Firm of Altman & Altman to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced MA Erb’s Palsy Lawyers. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. In addition, all emails are responded to immediately.
At The Law Firm of Altman & Altman, we represent our Erb’s Palsy clients on a Contingency Fee Basis – WE DO NOT CHARGE A FEE UNLESS YOUR ERB’S PALSY CLAIM IS SUCCESSFUL