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New Jersey Erb’s Palsy Lawyers & Birth Injury Attorneys – Helping victims in Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex County & Throughout NJ

Erb’s palsy, typically a birth injury, is caused when there is excessive force placed on the baby’s head, neck or shoulders during childbirth. The result is a paralysis of the baby’s arm caused by injury to the arm’s main nerves. The condition can lead to atrophy of the shoulder muscles and loss of function if not properly diagnosed.
The majority of Erb’s palsy cases are preventable and, in most cases, are caused by the negligence of a physician, nurse, or midwife. If baby’s injury is the result of a preventable hospital error, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

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Erb’s Palsy: Causes and Severe Effects

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as many as two out of every 1,000 babies are afflicted with Erb’s palsy. Many times, Erb’s palsy is the result of a medical mistake. Erb’s palsy can be caused by:

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The most common effect of Erb’s palsy is paralysis of the arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. The effects of Erb’s palsy can be devastating, leading to:

A related injury is Klumpke’s palsy, which can afflict a child who is pulled with too much force during childbirth. While Erb’s palsy affects the upper brachial plexus, Klumpke’s palsy or Klumpke’s paralysis results from lower brachial plexus injuries in childbirth. Klumpke’s palsy can cause paralysis of the nerve muscles in the fingers and hands.

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Count on Edison, NJ Erb’s Palsy Lawyers at Lombardi and Lombardi to Protect Your Legal Rights

Successfully filing an Erb’s palsy claim can require specialized medical knowledge. You need an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can investigate the causes of your child’s injury and obtain necessary medical records, including the child’s birth or delivery records and the mother’s delivery records.

Contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Lombardi and Lombardi P.A., today for a free, confidential consultation about your Erb’s palsy claim. Our skilled attorneys have been helping the families of children injured during the birthing process since 1975. We know how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies, as evidenced by the more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts that we’ve secured for our clients throughout New Jersey, including Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties.
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