Danville Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
Erb’s palsy is a serious disorder often caused by a birth injury. It is also known as brachial palsy, and is the most common of a family of disorders caused by damage to the brachial plexus. This bundle of nerves is largely responsible for muscle control of the upper limbs. In Erb’s palsy, the nerve damage can lead to full or partial paralysis of the arm, an undersized arm, or an arm that grows at an unusual angle and can involve curling of the fingers and hands. Sometimes Erb’s palsy is temporary, but even in these cases, those with the disorder must go through long periods of therapy and treatment.
Erb’s palsy usually occurs as a birth injury, and the tragedy of this situation is that it is frequently preventable. If your child developed this disorder and you believe a healthcare worker’s negligence was responsible, contact the Danville Erb’s palsy lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.
Causes of Erb’s Palsy
Although Erb’s palsy can occur following any significant injury to the brachial plexus, it usually occurs during childbirth, and is specifically linked with the following:
- Difficult or extended labor
- The head being pulled away from the shoulders in an attempt to deliver
- Certain drugs used to induce labor are known to cause a greater risk of Erb’s palsy
Erb’s palsy can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial suffering for families. This did not have to happen to your family, and those responsible should share the financial burden of caring for your child with Erb’s palsy.
If your son or daughter suffered a birth injury that led to Erb’s palsy, our firm is ready to assist you in seeking financial justice. Contact the Danville Erb’s palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today to speak with a compassionate and experienced lawyer about your legal rights and the possible financial compensation that you may be due.