Las Vegas Brachial Plexus Injury Lawyer
Also referred to as brachial plexus injury or Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Erb’s palsy affects about 3 in every 1,000 infants born each year in the U.S., according to the United Brachial Plexus Network.
Erb’s palsy occurs when the nerves in spinal roots C5 to C7 are stretched, injured or completely severed, resulting in some degree of paralysis in the arm.
Brachial plexus injuries may be caused by a number of factors, however, some of the most common causes include:
- Animal bites
- Bullet or knife wounds motor vehicle accidents
- Contact sports, particularly football and wrestling
- Birthing difficulties and/or medical malpractice
Erb’s Palsy and Birth Injuries
The highly qualified birth injury lawyers at the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith have extensive experience handling cases in which a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare provider’s negligence during the birthing process led to the development of Erb’s palsy.
If your child was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy and you feel it may have been caused by medical malpractice, please contact our law offices for professional and experienced legal help.
Erb’s Palsy Symptoms
A patient’s exact brachial plexus injury symptoms will depend on the severity of the injury, as well as the precise spinal root that is injured. In the mildest cases, Erb’s palsy symptoms involve stingers or burners, which are marked by a burning sensation that shoots down the arm, arm numbness and/or weakness.
When Brachial Plexus Injury Is More Severe, Patients May Experience A(N):
- Inability to control the shoulder and elbows muscles, while still maintaining control of the fingers
- Inability to use the fingers, despite having control of the shoulder, elbow and arm
- Complete inability to use and feel the arm
- Severe pain
Erb’s Palsy Treatments
Although the mildest cases of brachial plexus injuries can heal on their own, in more serious cases, patients may require a nerve graft or a nerve transfer, follow-up physical therapy, electrical nerve stimulation (known as TENS) and pain medications.
Hire an Erb’s Palsy Lawyer
If you have a viable legal claim, our birth injury attorneys will build you the strongest case possible. At the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we are passionate about helping individuals and families affected by medical mistakes. Birth injuries can be especially emotional and difficult to deal with. We will handle your case with compassion and care and will make sure you understand what is happening at every stage of the legal process.
For more information or to discuss the details of your child’s injury, please contact our Erb’s palsy attorneys today at (702) 505-8115.
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