Warwick, Rhode Island Erb’s Palsy Attorney
Obtaining Medical Care And Compensation For Erb’s Palsy Victims
Erb’s Palsy is a potentially disabling condition that occurs when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck against the mother’s pelvic bone during birth. If the delivering doctor fails to properly address this situation, the child’s brachial plexus nerves leading from the neck to the arm can get injured.
Most infants suffering a brachial plexus injury will suffer some level of impairment in the arm. If the child receives appropriate medical care early in his or her infancy, this can have a significant impact in the extent of the disability.
If your child suffers from Erb’s Palsy caused by an error during the delivery process, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. You should discuss your case with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible.
Advocating For Birth Injury Victims
At my law firm, Vincent D. Morgera, Ltd., s, I have helped many families obtain compensation for losses and suffering caused by obstetrical negligence. In your case, I will organize and direct a comprehensive investigation of the events leading to your child’s injury. Working with leading medical experts, my law firm will determine how the injury happened and document the negligence of the delivering physician. A life care planner can identify all of the care and rehabilitation services your child will need for the rest of his or her life. I will also make a full accounting of all financial losses and suffering for inclusion in your claim.
Treatment Options For Erb’s Palsy Victims
With the right care, infants who suffer from Erb’s Palsy can make remarkable progress. Some of the treatment options that can help sufferers regain the partial use of their arms include:
- Nerve grafts
- Surgery on tendons or muscle releases
- Physical therapy
This care and treatment can be costly however. One of my goals in your case will be to obtain full compensation for all medical costs, in addition to monetary damages for lost income and noneconomic losses.
Contact A Rhode Island Birth Injury Lawyer
To learn more about how I can help you and your child, contact Vincent D. Morgera, Ltd., s, for a free consultation in Warwick or Newport.