Erb's Palsy

If the lives of your child and family members have been forever changed due to the negligence of a medical professional, take immediate action and seek qualified legal help. It is important to have an experienced lawyer at your side to handle the complexity of birth injury claims. The attorneys at Furr & Henshaw combine the compassion, skill and resources to maximize compensation when negligence has resulted in lifelong challenges for your child.

If your child suffers from Erb's palsy or another type of birth injury, we are prepared to help. Contact our Columbia medical malpractice lawyers online or call 803-250-6829 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

Working Toward Compensation For Shoulder Dystocia Claims

Erb's palsy is caused by a difficult labor or childbirth, and may lead to shoulder dystocia. It often occurs when an infant's head and neck are handled with unnecessary strain. Excessive pulling on the shoulders during head-first delivery or pressure on raised arms during a feet-first or breech delivery can result in damage to the main nerves. The infant often suffers paralysis of his or her arm.

Depending on the damage, the following may occur:

  • Paralysis will resolve itself after a few months
  • Rehabilitative therapy is needed
  • Surgery is required

A catastrophic birth trauma suffered at such a young age can have permanent consequences. The growth of the arm may be stunted, presenting a lifetime of challenges.

At Furr & Henshaw, it is our job to investigate an Erb's palsy claim with great attention to detail. If negligence was a contributing factor, our attorneys will handle all legal aspects so you can focus all of your attention on your child's needs.

Holding Negligent Health Care Professionals To Account

If your child has suffered shoulder dystocia as the result of negligence during child birth, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Contact our lawyers online or call 803-250-6829 to schedule a free initial consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you will owe us no attorney's fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.