It is every parent’s worst fear that something will be wrong with their newborn baby. That’s why the condition that occurs at birth, known as Erb’s palsy, is especially frightening to see. When a newborn baby has Erb’s palsy, its arm may hang limply from the shoulder down with the wrist and fingers oddly flexed.
While Erb’s palsy is often caused by difficult deliveries, it can also be caused by the medical professionals’ actions or inactions assisting in the birth. If an obstetrician is careless and pulls the baby too aggressively, it can damage the nerves that control movement in the arms and hands. This is unacceptable.
When Erb’s palsy results from someone else’s negligence, it is their responsibility to help the harmed baby and their family pay for all the necessary treatments. Find out more about Erb’s palsy and how a lawsuit could help.