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Erb’s Palsy Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Texas
Childbirth is difficult, but the experience of holding your newborn is unlike any other. The rush of love and wonder overcomes your exhaustion. You look forward to tomorrow, the next day, and all the days after – creating a future for your baby to grow and thrive. Being told that your baby has Erb’s palsy is devastating, and feels as though the rug has been pulled out from under you.
If your newborn has Erb’s palsy, you likely know that it results from a brachial plexus injury. That network of nerves controls movement in all parts of the shoulder and arm. With Erb’s palsy, the nerves might be strained, torn, damaged, or even separated from the spinal cord. Minor injuries might heal over time, but more severe injuries can require surgery or even a nerve graft.
The nerve damage that leads to Erb’s palsy can often be traced back to medical negligence during birth. If so, you have options that can help ensure that your newborn baby receives the care they need in order to thrive. Gilman & Bedigian can help.
Medical Negligence Contributing to Erb’s Palsy
While childbirth is an integral part of the human experience, the reality is that not all births are straightforward. Births can be difficult when the baby is large, the mother has a small pelvis, or when the baby is delivered feet first. Obstetricians and other healthcare professionals are trained to respond to these types of potentially difficult births by opting to perform C-sections. Erb’s palsy is often the result of the medical professional choosing not to perform a C-section and instead exerting too much pressure when pulling the baby out of the birth canal.
Birth injuries like Erb’s palsy are largely avoidable. The medical professionals who had a hand in the medical negligence that resulted in your child’s Erb’s palsy should be held liable. The obstetrician, labor and delivery nurse, hospital, or other healthcare professional may be legally at fault. If so, bringing an Erb’s palsy lawsuit can help you provide the care that your newborn needs in order to avoid a permanent disability.
Compensation for an Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit
Gilman & Bedigian’s Erb’s palsy attorneys know that your focus is on your infant. We also understand the medical challenges you and your baby face to ensure that your newborn is able to fully recover from their injuries. The costs associated with Erb’s palsy can be very expensive. Your baby deserves the best possible care, and you shouldn’t have to worry about the costs.
Our Erb’s palsy attorneys consult with your infant’s healthcare team, and then estimate the costs associated with medical care for your baby. These costs can include testing, doctor’s appointments, one or more surgeries, and medical equipment. If your baby is not likely to fully recover, we may seek an amount to compensate for a loss of potential lifetime earnings. In addition, we also seek compensation for their pain and suffering.
Time is of the Essence
It’s completely reasonable to focus on your newborn’s medical needs and well-being. However, you should know that you only have a certain amount of time to bring a medical negligence lawsuit against those responsible for your baby’s Erb’s palsy. It’s critical to contact an Erb’s palsy lawyer in order to understand your options and the possible compensation available to you.
The attorneys at Gilman & Bedigian are available 24/7 for a free, no-obligation consultation. You can count on us to give you a no-nonsense assessment of your potential for recovery, and we don’t get paid until you get paid. Time is of the essence, so call us today at (800) 529 6162.