If your child suffers from Erb’s Palsy and you suspect medical malpractice was to blame, then you need to contact me, Ken Nunn. I have been fighting for the rights of the injured in our communities, including Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Muncie, and throughout Indiana, for more than 49 years. My Erb’s Palsy Lawyers and I will work hard to help you receive the maximum compensation needed to care for your child.
Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury caused by trauma to the nerves in the shoulder region, which happens during delivery when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck under the mother’s pubic bone after the head has already emerged. The doctor then has to dislodge the child. Extricating the baby’s shoulders in this situation is a delicate procedure and, unfortunately, not all doctors are equipped to handle it. As a result, the nerves can stretch or even tear completely from the spinal cord.
Labor and delivery can be unpredictable and sometimes the circumstances leading to Erb’s Palsy are unavoidable. However, many instances of Erb’s Palsy can be prevented by adequate monitoring of the mother prior to delivery. Doctors understand that a larger baby is more likely to become stuck during delivery, so most medical professionals pay attention to known risk factors for unusually large babies. If your doctor fails to properly monitor the situation prior to delivery, your child can suffer from Erb’s Palsy injuries that needn’t have happened.
Serious complications resulting from Erb’s Palsy:
- Paralysis of the shoulders, arms, or hands
- Reduced muscle control in the shoulders, arms, or hands
- Loss of sensation in the shoulders, arms, or hands
- A misaligned shoulder blade
- Stunted growth of the arms or hands
- Reduced strength
- Reduced fine motor coordination
If you believe a doctor’s error could have caused your child to develop Erb’s Palsy, you need to seek qualified malpractice lawyers immediately. Physical therapy and corrective surgical procedures are often costly, and negligent medical providers must be held accountable for their mistakes.
Don’t wait to protect your baby’s rights! The State of Indiana has laws that determine how long you have to file a claim. In cases involving children under the age of six, you have until their 8th birthday to file. But the longer you wait, the harder it may be to assemble detailed evidence and testimony. Also, the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act mandates that all malpractice claims must be reviewed by a medical review panel before the claim can be filed in court.
When dealing with complex laws that cover birth injuries like Erb’s Palsy, you need experienced litigators to make your case. How do you choose the right lawyers? The answer is simple — Choose the Ken Nunn Law Office. Put my experience on your side. I want nothing more than to see my clients able to live normal, happy lives. Money cannot undo a child’s injury, but it can help pay for quality treatment and long-term care.
When you need malpractice lawyers to look into a case of Erb’s Palsy, call the lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office at 1-800-CALL-KEN. We believe in returning phone calls fast! A quick and easy online form is available if you prefer. The initial consultation is free and the clock is running, so don’t delay. Contact us today!