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Albuquerque Erb’s Palsy Attorney

Erb’s palsy is a condition involving paralysis of the arm. It is caused by damage to the upper group of the main nerves in the arm. This nerve damages limits the range of motion or ability to move the arm normally.

It is common that Erb’s palsy is caused during abnormal or difficult labor or childbirth. Erb’s palsy is of course a serious condition. But it often can be treated or repaired by means of surgical intervention. Sometimes the condition of Erb’s palsy may even correct itself on its own, but this is actually quite rare.

A skilled medical malpractice attorney can help determine if the doctor was at fault.

Since Erb’s palsy may often be the result of difficult childbirth, it is a possibility that the damage to the newborn may have resulted from medical negligence. A doctor may have failed to adhere to the correct standard of care during a high risk pregnancy. The health care provider may have misjudged the likelihood of the risk of Erb’s palsy during difficult labor, or dystocia.

Though Erb’s palsy may be fully treatable, that does not diminish the seriousness of the condition. It is important that you contact a qualified attorney immediately if you believe your young child’s Erb’s palsy was the result of a doctor’s negligence. You may be entitled to financial compensation on account of your child’s suffering from Erb’s palsy. It is vital that you act quickly because if you wait too long, your claim could be lost forever. Please contact our New Mexico personal injury attorneys today.