Erb’s Palsy Cases in New York

Negligence Causing Shoulder Dystocia During Birth

There are a variety of complications that can arise as a result of a difficult birth. One of these complications is referred to as shoulder dystocia, which occurs when one or both of the baby’s shoulders get stuck in the birth canal. Shoulder dystocia can lead to Erb’s palsy, which causes the baby to have weakness, loss of motion, or even total paralysis in his / her shoulder, arm, hand, or fingers.

If your doctor or obstetric nurse used excessive force or failed to avoid preventable complications, he or she could have caused your child’s Erb’s palsy. If this is what happened in your case, our experienced New York birth injury attorneys at Pegalis Law Group can help you file a medical malpractice claim.

A few common causes of Erb’s palsy include:

  • Excessive force used by the doctor or nurse when pulling the baby from the birth canal
  • Breech position of the baby during birth
  • Prolonged labor

We insist that doctors and practitioners hold themselves to the accepted standard of care, and when they fail, we work hard to defend the rights of the injured and their families. If your child has sustained injuries or developed Erb’s palsy as a result of a negligent doctor or practitioner, we can assist you in seeking rightful compensation.

Free Consultation from a New York Birth Injury Attorney

Our team understands the pain and suffering your family is likely going through, and we are here to offer you compassionate support and professional legal representation. At Pegalis Law Group, we can offer you a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced New York birth injury lawyers to go over the details of your case. Get in contact with us today at (516) 684-2900.

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