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Newborn Injury in California - Erb's Palsy

California Birth Injury Lawyer

Labor and delivery problems can sometimes cause the medical condition called Erb's Palsy in a newborn baby. This condition is a paralysis of the arm as a result of an injury to the arm's main group of nerves in the brachial plexus during the delivery process. While rare, it can require mild to severe medical intervention, including surgery and physical therapy. In many cases, the growth of the arm may become stunted and it will be much weaker than the other one.

Erb's palsy can be caused by the baby's shoulder becoming stuck under part of the mother's pelvic bone (shoulder dystocia), by excessive pulling on the shoulders during delivery or by pressure on the baby's shoulders during a breech birth. Medical malpractice can cause Erb's palsy through negligence or improper procedure during labor. A California birth injury attorney from Bostwick & Peterson LLP can help you to seek the proper compensation for your child's birth injury.

The Future of Your Child

It is heartbreaking when your infant has successfully come to term and has been healthy throughout your pregnancy and this type of birth injury occurs. Your baby may face further medical treatments, which if unsuccessful, can cause great hardship throughout their life. If medical malpractice played a part in your baby's injury, seeking justice and compensation is the right thing to do. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to righting the wrongs done to victims of medical malpractice.

We have over 60 years of experience in this field and would like to offer you our help. Medical malpractice can be very difficult to prove so it is important to act quickly so that we can begin the process of assessing your case, gathering evidence and reviewing the necessary medical documentation to lay the groundwork for justice.

Contact a California birth injury lawyer to find out what effective actions you can take if your newborn has suffered from Erb's palsy during childbirth.

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