The birth of your new family member should be a wondrous occasion. However, when your baby is born with an injury, joy quickly turns to concern.
During the labor and delivery process complications can occur. Many of these injuries are preventable and only happen because of medical errors.
Avoidable injuries that occur at birth are:
Erb’s/ Brachial Plexus Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is an oxygen deprivation injury that results when the infant’s supply of oxygen to the brain is reduced. The doctor has a responsibility to monitor the child during delivery to ensure that it is properly oxygenated, and to take immediate action to correct any potential problems.
Erb’s/ Brachial Plexus Palsy is a mechanical trauma injury to the nerves controlling the upper arm and shoulder. This injury may be caused by a doctor using too much force on the child’s head during delivery or by misjudging the baby’s weight and not taking proper precautions. Some children are left with a permanent nerve injury to their shoulder and arm. Many times this injury is preventable when the doctor follows acceptable procedures that can be used to deliver the child without permanent nerve damage.
If you suspect that you or a loved one had been a victim of medical malpractice or if you have any questions, please call our toll free number at 1-(888) 878-3342 today.