Louisville Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
Call (502) 244-7772 for Experienced Representation in Kentucky
Bringing a baby into the world should be one of the most exciting times for a mother and father. A new life, new adventures, new potential, what more could they ask for? Unfortunately, deliveries do not always go as planned, resulting in a birth injury such as Erb’s palsy.
An obstetrician should work to prevent these disastrous results by being aware of the warning signs of shoulder dystocia, a childbirth complication that occurs when the baby’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone. By acting quickly and with great care, these and other complications can often be managed, and injury prevented.
If you believe your baby’s condition is the result of the negligence of an obstetrician or other medical professional, you may have reason to file a medical malpractice claim. The Louisville Erb’s palsy lawyers at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC understand the tragic implications of a serious birth injury. For more than 30 years, we have helped families pursue the compensation necessary for long-term care of injured children.
To arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact us online or at (502) 244-7772 .
Understanding Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy is a specific type of brachial plexus injury that can result in permanent disability. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves between the neck and shoulder. It conducts nerve signals to the arm. When the brachial plexus is stretched, damage can occur, causing disabilities ranging from limited mobility to partial or full paralysis of the arm.
Brachial plexus injuries may occur during childbirth. If a baby is too large, the mother’s birth canal is too small, the baby is angled in a particular direction, or other delivery difficulties are present, the brachial plexus can become stretched. The affected arm may not develop normally. This could lead to a lifetime of limited mobility.
Do You Have a Case?
Birth injuries that result in Erb’s palsy are often preventable if a healthcare professional pays attention to warning signs and utilizes the appropriate method of managing such a complication. Our Louisville Erb’s palsy attorneys have the resources and knowledge to help you determine if healthcare personnel acted in a negligent manner.
We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your baby’s injury and the long-term effects it will have on his or her life. If we take your case, you will not owe us attorney’s fees unless we are successful in securing a verdict or settlement on your behalf. We are here to hold those at fault accountable for their actions.
Call (502) 244-7772 today for your free consultation. We’ve been serving injured children across Kentucky for over 30 years.
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