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Erbs Palsy

Helping Your Child Have a Brighter Future After a Birth Injury

Brachial plexus injury can occur when the baby’s shoulder nerves are damaged during childbirth. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), one to two out of every 1,000 babies are born with this birth defect and most will never regain movement and feeling to the affected body part. Erb’s paralysis is a type of brachial plexus injury that affects the upper and lower arm.

Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C., has helped families recover damages for preventable birth defects – such as birth asphyxia, cerebral palsy and brachial plexus injuries – for more than 30 years. We know that we cannot erase the sadness of learning that a medical mistake has caused your otherwise healthy baby to suffer. Our legal team can, however, help you obtain the financial means to provide your child with the best possible opportunities for improved functionality and a brighter future.

Symptoms Of Erb’s paralysis

Erb’s palsy can require additional surgeries and can lead to permanent disability. The symptoms of this serious birth injury appear almost immediately after birth, including:

  • Arm weakness
  • Numbness in the affected arm
  • Paralysis of the injured limb
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