Kankakee Brachial and Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
There are many concerns that parents may have when expecting a child. Rarely, however, might they anticipate that the negligence of a medical professional will harm their child. Sadly, medical mistakes can and do occur during the birth process and may leave the mother, child, or both with health problems or painful injuries. One type of birth injury is the acquisition of brachial or Erb’s palsy.
If your son or daughter suffered either of these injuries due to a doctor or nurse’s error, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Contact the Kankakee brachial and Erb’s palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to discuss your case and the potential merits of legal action. A successful lawsuit can help you to gain financial compensation for your child’s additional medical bills and other damages.
Causes of Brachial and Erb’s Palsy
Brachial and Erb’s palsy refer to a type of nerve damage which results in a child being unable to correctly use one of his or her arms. This most commonly occurs during complicated births and when the medical professional overseeing birth makes an error with a tool. Some factors which appear to increase the likelihood that this may happen include:
- Vacuum-assisted deliveries
- Breeched births
- Errors made with forceps, such as the misapplication or use of excessive force
When one of these events causes the neck and head to become strained, the nerves that control the arm can become damaged and the infant may be unable to properly use this limb.
If you are in need of skilled and experienced legal representation to pursue a civil action against the negligent medical professional who caused your child’s injury, we can help. Contact the Kankakee brachial and Erb’s palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292.