Champaign Brachial / Erb’s Palsy Attorneys
The birth of a child should be a time for celebration and excitement for the family. However, a physician’s negligent handling of a delivery can leave that child injured and in need of additional medical attention. In particular, a physician’s mistakes during a delivery can leave a child with nerve damage that may potentially cause permanent damage. Known as Erb’s palsy or brachial palsy, this damage can leave those individuals with a loss of motion in their affected arm that may persist if not treated promptly.
To learn more about your legal options if a physician’s negligence has caused your newborn to suffer nerve damage, contact the Champaign brachial palsy lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today.
The Signs of Erb’s Palsy
A child suffering from this nervous system damage may show signs of the damage through a lack of range of motion in their arms. As the nerves in this area no longer fully communicate the motor signals sent from the brain to that area, the arm will not move accordingly. This immobility can lead to a series of other problems that may seriously affect a child’s development. Problems associated with Erb’s Palsy include the following:
- Muscle atrophy in the arm
- Loss of motion
- Increased chance of infection
- Loss of effective temperature regulation in the affected arm
Erb’s palsy can be treated, although this may be at a tremendous financial cost in addition to the emotional distress of knowing that one’s newborn has been harmed by an incautious doctor.
If your child has suffered because of a delivery room physician’s negligence, you may be able to pursue financial compensation. For more information regarding your rights and options as a parent, contact the Champaign Erb’s palsy attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828 today.