Erb’s Palsy Lawyer in Kansas City

Experienced Doctors & Trial Lawyers Helping Birth Injury Victims in Missouri

No parent wants to see his or her child injured, especially if that injury is preventable. And, in some cases, newborn babies can be hurt during labor or birth process due to a medical professional’s negligence, poor judgment, or mistake. Head injuries, infections, and various other injuries can be life-threatening or deadly, but even seemingly minor injuries can cause lasting damage.

If a child’s shoulder, neck, or arm is injured during the birthing process, that child may develop a painful and sometimes life-altering condition known as Erb’s Palsy.

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Our team at Cullan & Cullan has ample experience fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families, and we are passionate about each case we represent. Our founding attorney began his career as a doctor and subsequently became one of the first doctor-lawyers in the U.S, which enabled him to better represent clients dealing with birth injury cases. To date, Cullan & Cullan has earned more than $350 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we want to help you too.

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What is Erby’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy is a medical condition that affects a baby’s nervous system and can have a lasting impact on neck, shoulder, and arm mobility. Erb’s Palsy often occurs as the result of a particularly traumatic birth, especially if the doctor used forceps or assisted in the delivery in some other way. If the baby’s head, neck, shoulder, or arm is handled too roughly, it could damage the brachial plexus nerves in that region. As a result, a child with brachial plexus injuries may develop Erb’s Palsy.

Common Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy

According to the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, between 1-2 of every 1,000 births result in brachial plexus injuries, which can lead to Erb’s Palsy. Theses children may experience temporary issues with muscle control in the neck, shoulder, and arm region, or, in more extreme cases, the child may suffer paralysis and permanent brachial nerve damage.

A child with Erb’s Palsy may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Lack of mobility in the arm, causing it to fall limp or curled in along the baby’s side
  • Difficulty gripping objects with the affected hand
  • Numbness in the hand, arm, shoulder, or neck
  • Poor motor and sensory function in the arm or shoulder
  • Paralysis in the neck, shoulder, or arm

As a result of these symptoms, your child may have difficulty lifting their body weight, crawling, or rolling over. In milder cases, these symptoms may fade as the nerves heal, but more severe brachial plexus injuries may result in major damage to the surrounding muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.

Let Our Doctor-Lawyers Help You

Unfortunately, childbirth is a somewhat risky process, and even seemingly healthy babies and mothers sometimes sustain serious injuries if their hospital or doctors are negligent. Our attorneys understand how difficult this time can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing our clients with the personalized legal support they need and deserve. We tackle a variety of birth injury and Erb’s Palsy cases, however complex or difficult they may seem, and we want to help you obtain maximum compensation from the party liable for your child’s injury.

Contact Cullan & Cullanto discuss your case with our Kansas City Erb’s Palsy attorneys.

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    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.

  • $17 Million

    Birth Injury

    Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess the position of the baby, improper use of Pitocin, and failing to obtain an assessment by physician, resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to the baby.

  • $13.2 Million

    Birth Injury

    A newborn suffered brain damage due to improper administration of Pitocin, failure to monitor preeclampsia and failure to perform timely c-section.

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