Erb's Palsy, or brachial plexus palsy, is an all too common and often preventable birth injury, and The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented many children and families affected with this condition. Brachial plexus palsy, commonly known as Erb's Palsy, results from injury to the brachial plexus, a nerve bundle between the neck and shoulder, that occurs during delivery. Erb's Palsy can cause varying degrees of paralysis to the shoulder, arm and hand. In almost all cases, permanent Erb's Palsy injuries discovered at or shortly after birth are considered medically preventable.
Medical facilities can minimize the chances of Erb's Palsy occurring through routine fetal monitoring and other standard procedures. But proving a particular case of Erb's Palsy was preventable requires a thorough analysis of fetal monitoring and other medical records, and consultations with specialists such as obstetricians and pediatric neuroradiologists.
Because we specialize in medical malpractice litigation, the firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has extensive experience with Erb's Palsy and other birth injury cases. Michael Weiss, Esq., personally represents all our Erb's Palsy and medical malpractice lawsuits. Get the answers you need without paying for a consultation. We're on your side.