Chicago Erb's Palsy Lawyers
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Erb's Palsy is a serious, lasting condition that can result from a preventable birth injury. When this condition is caused by foreseeable complications that were not addressed my medical professionals, affected families have the grounds to seek damages.
At Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, we've seen first-hand just how devastating a birth injury can be for a child and its parents. That is why we bring a rigorous, comprehensive approach to birth injury cases and ensure that a thorough and compelling claim for maximum compensation is assertively put forth. Our Chicago birth injury lawyers have recovered millions in relief for medical malpractice victims and are ready to help your family's voice be heard during this difficult time.
Start exploring your family's legal options today. Call our offices at (312) 313-0266 to speak with our team of advocates.
What Is Erb's Palsy?
Erb's Palsy (also known as "brachial plexus birth palsy") is a form of nerve damage that can occur in a newborn during a complicated childbirth. During complicated births, the nerves in a child's neck, shoulders, and arms can be damaged, causing paralysis and other effects.
The effects of Erb's Palsy can include:
- Weak or limited motor function in hands/arms
- Loss of sensory functions
- Muscle atrophy
- Tingling and numbness
- Paralysis (partial or complete)
The seriousness of Erb's Palsy can vary. Sometimes physical therapy can reduce and eliminate its effects. Other times, surgery or even electric stimulation can be effective. Whatever the case may be, our firm is capable of developing a birth injury suit that fully addresses the burdens your family has shouldered due to this condition.
"Was It Preventable?"
In many cases, Erb's Palsy is preventable and is the result of human error before or during childbirth. A complication called shoulder dystocia is often the blame for Erb's Palsy—an often avoidable complication that is sometimes missed by doctors and nurses.
Our experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorneys can help assess your case and identify an underlying liabilities. We can ensure that any wrongdoing is vividly illustrated before the law and your family is given the consideration it deserves.
We're ready to stand with your family during this difficult time. Contact us today to request a free consultation with your team.