Did Your Child Suffer A Serious Birth Injury?
The birth of a child is supposed to be an exciting, if exhausting, process for a young family. Unfortunately, complications could arise that threaten the health and safety of that infant, and one of the more dangerous birth injuries is Erb’s Palsy. This condition affects the network of nerves surrounding the shoulder, known as the brachial plexus, and can leave that area completely and permanently paralyzed. Approximately one to two out of every 1,000 children born in the United States suffer from this condition, and far too often it is the result of negligence from the medical professionals in charge of keeping you and your child healthy during pregnancy and throughout the delivery process.
Give our firm a call at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.
Birth injuries are a tragic and terrible issue to face, but you don’t need to handle the situation on your own. Our Tampa birth injury attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks have worked with injured victims and their families in order to secure the legal outcome they require in their time of need, and are committed to providing each new client we take on with the dedicated and passionate representation that we have become known for. Contact us today to give us information about your situation and learn more about what we can do to help.
Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy
Symptoms from this condition include:
- Full or partial paralysis
- Decreased development in circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
- Loss of sensory function
- Loss of motor function
- Decreased gripping ability
- Limpness in the affected arm
Causes Of Erb’s Palsy
There are a number of complications that could result in Erb’s Palsy, including:
- Excessive pulling from the delivering physician
- The shoulder of the infant getting caught on the pelvic bone of the mother
- The infant breaching at the wrong angle
- An above-average sized infant
Hire The Right Representation Today
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa birth injury lawyers have spent their careers working with injured victims and their families to ensure that they secure the legal outcome they deserve, and through our efforts have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. If your child suffered a serious birth injury, give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm, or send us your information through our online form to start out with a free case evaluation and begin planning your next step.
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