Erb’s palsy is a form of paralysis caused by damage to the nerves connecting the shoulder to the spine, in a region called the brachial plexus. It is a common birth injury that can be caused when a baby is pulled from the birth canal, or when the baby is too large for easy passage through the birth canal and experiences shoulder dystocia.
Doctors in New Orleans, however well trained and intentioned, make mistakes. From failure to properly diagnose and treat gestational diabetes and fetal macrosomia to delays in treatment when fetal distress was evident during delivery, when it comes to birth injuries like Erb’s palsy, the families experience genuine, tangible harm when their healthcare professionals let them down.
Families of babies with Erb’s palsy are often in a position of needing to pay for medical care for decades to come. They may also wish to help prevent others from being harmed by doctors who practice recklessly in New Orleans.
When your baby has been injured and left with Erb’s palsy, The Gertler Law Firm can help. Our team of birth injury attorneys prepare evidence and present a compelling case that gets results for you. Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans Erb’s palsy attorney.