Pennsylvania Brachial Plexus Injuries
Brachial plexus injuries such as brachial plexus birth palsy and Erb's palsy all involve birth injuries in which the bundle of nerves in the shoulder area (brachial plexus) are damaged. When the damage is severe enough, shoulder dystocia can result. The child may have partial or full paralysis in the shoulder and arms. Physical therapy is required as well as ongoing medical care and even surgery. The medical costs for a child with Erb's palsy is staggering and when medical negligence was the cause of the birth injury, the family should not have to ever be burdened with such costs.
At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we represent families throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered from medical negligence resulting in birth injuries. While not all cases are the result of medical malpractice, many are foreseeable and should have been prevented by the doctor, nurses and medical staff at the time of labor. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case for Erb's palsy, please reach out to our law firm.
Birth Injury And Erb's Palsy
Among brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb's palsy occurs specifically when one or all of the primary nerves are damaged. These nerves are the ones that affect the shoulders and arms (upper plexus). Paralysis and nerve damage can be either partial or complete.
Our lawyers will work with skilled medical experts to determine how and why your child's Erb's palsy was caused. If medical negligence was a contributing factor, we will aggressively seek maximum compensation on yours and your child's behalf.
Fighting For You And Your Child
Medical negligence that caused your child's birth injury should not go unanswered. Contact the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia law offices of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, 215-792-6153 in Philadelphia or Eastern Pennsylvania or toll free at 866-466-5789. All initial consultations are free and completely confidential.