Erb’s Palsy Lawyers in Charlotte
Were Your Child’s Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence?
Erb’s palsy occurs when the brachial plexus nerves—a bundle of nerves located near the neck—are damaged, either due to excessive twisting, stretching, or pulling. This results in partial to full loss of function in the affected arm and hand, known as Erb’s palsy. While minor brachial plexus injuries can fully heal with proper treatment, more severe injuries may require more extensive treatment and may never fully heal.
If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury or was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy and you believe a medical professional’s negligent or careless actions are to blame, contact Charles G. Monnett III & Associates for a free consultation with one of our Erb’s palsy lawyers in Charlotte. With over 37 years of experience handling countless birth injury cases, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to provide the support and advocacy you and your child need.
Signs of Erb’s Palsy
You may notice that something appears to be wrong with your infant child but are unsure whether he or she has actually suffered a serious injury. While only a trained medical professional can diagnose Erb’s palsy, there are some symptoms you should keep an eye out for if you went through a particularly difficult or traumatic delivery/birthing process.
Some of the common symptoms of Erb’s palsy include:
- Noticeable favoring of one arm over the other
- Holding one arm bent/close to the side
- Lack of reflexes in the affected arm/hand
- Minimal or no movement in the affected shoulder, arm, or hand
- Poor coordination on the affected side
- Poor strength and grip in the affected hand/fingers
- Weakness of the affected side
- Loss of sensation
- Partial or total paralysis of the affected arm
If you notice these or other signs of Erb’s palsy in your child, have him or her evaluated by a qualified medical professional right away. Proper treatment may help improve your child’s symptoms and reduce the impact of these injuries on his or her life.
Was a Negligent Doctor or Nurse to Blame?
Proving that a medical provider’s negligence caused your child’s brachial plexus injuries and/or Erb’s palsy is not a simple task. It’s important that you work with an experienced birth injury lawyer who understands how to investigate what caused your child’s injuries, as well as the total projected costs associated with treatment and recovery.
For more than 37 years, our firm has been helping families right here in our community. Our Charlotte Erb’s palsy attorneys know how to look for signs that a doctor or nurse acted negligently—including by pulling or twisting an infant’s neck during delivery or improperly using forceps to aid in the birth—and we know how to build a strong case on your behalf. We have recovered millions of dollars for individuals and families throughout the Charlotte area, and we are ready to put our extensive experience and skill on your side.
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