If your child experienced an injury to a shoulder and arm during childbirth, the child may be left with Erb's palsy, a paralysis of the arm caused by nerve damage. Shoulder dystocia — when the shoulder is caught in the birth canal — is the most common cause of Erb's palsy. Your pediatrician may have already diagnosed Erb's palsy, or you may suspect that something is wrong with the shoulder and arm, and are searching for information about it.
Medical experts have much to share about the causes, characteristics and recommended treatment and therapy for babies suffering from Erb's palsy. It is a good idea to get your own experts to offer opinions, since the doctor or doctors involved in the delivery of your baby may not have as objective a view as you are looking for at this time.
If it is determined by credible experts that your child's Erb's palsy is a result of medical negligence leading to birth injury, you may have a strong case for compensation.
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The Jasmer Law Firm cares deeply about our clients and the serious losses they and their children have suffered through birth injury. That serves as all the motivation we need to fight for them with all our might. Mr. Jasmer gives each and every client and each and every case considerable personalized attention.
David S. Jasmer has helped achieve over $85 million total in verdicts and settlements since 1996.
Monetary compensation cannot take away the heartache of knowing that your newborn child must deal with a disability from day one of life. However, financial resources can enable you to pursue the most promising, aggressive therapies and treatments available — perhaps including surgery. On the other hand, it is helpful to know that in some cases, the paralysis disappears over time.
Whatever your baby's prognosis is after suffering a birth injury such as Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy, the Jasmer Law Firm believes that it is in your best interests to talk to an attorney. Discuss the circumstances, the condition and possible legal remedies, such as an injury claim or lawsuit involving the obstetrician or the hospital where the baby was delivered.
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The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations for parents of babies suffering from Erb's palsy. If you decide to retain our law firm to represent you in a birth injury claim, we will do so on a contingency basis. This means you will not pay attorney's fees until and unless attorney David Jasmer helps you obtain compensation.
To contact a Chicago Erb's palsy lawyer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.