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Wyoming Erb’s Palsy Lawyers Who Are Successful in Court

When expecting a new addition to your family, it’s a magical time full of high hopes and dreams for your child. Families put their trust in the hospital delivery team to safely bring their children into the world. That’s why hospitals must safeguard the delivery process by hiring highly qualified delivery room personnel and providing them with advanced medical equipment.

When an OB/GYN or someone on the delivery room team deviates from established medical standards, the baby may suffer from preventable birth injuries.

Erb’s palsy is a birth injury that causes the child’s arm to hang down in an unnatural position, as though they are attempting to hold it next to their body. Like other types of birth injuries, Erb’s palsy can cause lifelong harm that requires medical treatment and additional interventions.

If your infant is exhibiting signs of Erb’s palsy or any other birth injury, contact the experienced Wyoming birth injury attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Our firm has won substantial settlements and judgments for clients in a similar situation.

Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.

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What Is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy is a nerve injury that occurs when an infant’s arm is yanked, and this may happen when a doctor mishandles an infant during the delivery process. When the child’s arm is pulled, it damages the brachial plexus, which is a group of nerves that control movement and sensation throughout the arm.

There are four types of Erb’s palsy: rupture, avulsion, neuroma, and neuropraxia, which include the following characteristics:

  • Neuropraxia. The nerve has been damaged and stretched but not torn. There will usually be a good prognosis for recovery.
  • Neuroma is more severe than neuropraxia. The presence of scar tissue indicates that the tear is partially healed, but there is enough damage to prevent the nerve from sending messages to the muscles in the arm. This causes painful sensations.
  • Rupture. The nerve is torn but not completely severed from the spine. Surgery is required for healing to take place.
  • Avulsion is the most severe type of Erb’s palsy. The nerve is completely torn away from its attachment to the spine, causing paralysis and muscle damage- Horner’s syndrome may cause breathing problems, a contracted pupil, or a droopy eyelid.

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When an Infant in Wyoming Suffers from Erb’s Palsy Symptoms

A child who suffers from Erb’s palsy may require serious medical intervention, including surgery. This nerve damage may also cause disabilities. Symptoms of Erb’s palsy include:

  • Constant pain
  • Weakness throughout the arm, hand, and fingers
  • Reduced feeling and sensation
  • Difficulty grasping objects
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Impaired growth of the arm
  • Damaged reflexes
  • Pain that increases when any part of the arm is moved
  • The arm is held at an angle, bent against the body

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When Medical Malpractice Causes Erb’s Palsy in Wyoming

Medical malpractice happens when a hospital administrator, doctor, midwife, nurse, or other healthcare professional deviates from professional standards of behavior, resulting in harm to a patient.

During childbirth, the OB/GYN is in charge of the delivery team. If the OB/GYN causes Erb’s palsy by using an improper birthing technique, it could be a case of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice in this instance may include:

  • Failure to order a timely C-section
  • Misuse of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Failure to correctly position a breeched baby
  • Using too much force or the wrong technique to remove a baby from the birth canal

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Your Wyoming Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help with Erb’s Palsy

If you notice signs of Erb’s palsy, there’s a strong possibility that medical malpractice has taken place. But nobody at the hospital is likely to admit it. Instead, you’ll probably meet a wall of silence in response to questions about your child’s suffering.

Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. is one of the most successful medical malpractice firms in the country. Our investigators will interview witnesses, subpoena hospital documents, and consult with medical experts to determine if your family was the victim of medical malpractice.

Our Wyoming Erb’s palsy attorneys will review delivery room procedures and hiring practices to find out if the hospital could have done more to protect your child. In many cases, hospitals fail to adequately screen employees who have a history of careless behavior. There are also many situations where hospital administrators refuse to address substandard procedures. By failing to provide adequate protocols, hospitals may be guilty of negligence.

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Getting Compensation for Your Child’s Erb’s Palsy Injuries

As soon as our investigation is complete, the attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C will file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your child’s injuries. We are always prepared to file a lawsuit when a negligent party refuses to provide fair compensation for the harm they have caused.

A medical malpractice claim for Erb’s palsy birth injuries will include the following types of damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Occupational therapy
  • Loss of future income
  • Time missed from work
  • Nursing care
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical devices
  • Reduced quality of life

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Helping You So You Can Help Your Child Get Better

At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve devoted our legal practice to getting justice for people who were harmed by the careless actions of others. Our Wyoming medical malpractice lawyers will always treat you and your family with compassion and never stop fighting for our clients.

Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule an initial consultation with us at no charge.

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