Texas Erb’s Palsy Malpractice Attorneys
Erb´s Palsy Does Not Have To Happen – Contact Our Experienced Lawyers to Discuss Further
Erb´s palsy is a type of brachial plexus birth injury and it occurs if the neck of the baby is extended during a strenuous birth or as a result of a negligent error made by medical staff. Erb´s palsy can impact the child for the rest of his or her life. It results in the family experiencing emotional distress and considerable costs during a time that should be an exciting occasion. If you think that your baby suffered a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, you should contact an experienced lawyer who has handled Erb´s palsy lawsuits.
Empathy, Tenacity and a High Standard of Representation in a Relaxed and Comfortable Environment
Tommy Hastings is a highly experienced attorney and the founder of Hastings Law Firm, Houston, Texas. He has been working for over 10 years to assist individuals and their families who have suffered as a result of medical negligence. He has a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements, securing millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients. His dedicated team empathizes with the burden placed on your family as a result of a birth injury.
Our comfortable and relaxing environment and our caring staff are here to make you feel welcome during this distressing time. Some may view this kind of personal attitude as too relaxed. However, we find that if our staff have a personal interest in each case, they have a stronger incentive to fight hard for a successful result on your behalf.
How Erb´s Palsy Occurs
Erb´s palsy occurs when the brachial plexus muscle is extended during delivery. This happens if the neck or head of the newborn experiences too much pressure, often if the mother´s pelvic bone is preventing the baby´s shoulder from being dislodged. The medical staff present at the birth should be able to identify these types of circumstances and act to free the lodged shoulder of the baby in a safe manner.
Sometimes the baby will recover from this type of birth injury after three to six months. However, some will need surgical care and others may never acquire full use of the arm. The expense of physical therapy and countless medical appointments can cause considerable stress to a family and all due to a mistake made by the medical staff present at the birth.
The Most Common Causes of Erb´s Palsy Are:
- The baby´s shoulder being pulled during delivery
- The baby´s raised arms being pulled during a breech birth
- Pulling the baby´s neck and head to the side of the birth canal as the shoulder passes through
- Pulling the baby through the birth canal during a strenuous delivery
Our lawyers confer with medical experts to pinpoint if the injury was a result of medical malpractice. We will then work to secure compensation on your behalf and by doing so, ensure that the responsible parties are held to account.
Our Texas Attorneys Are Here to Assist You If Your Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury Due to Medical Malpractice
At The Hastings Law Firm, our lawyers work tenaciously to assist individuals and their families who have suffered as a result of medical malpractice all through Texas. If you believe that your child has sustained a birth injury due to a mistake or lack of care by a medical professional or hospital, we strongly recommend that you contact us today. We will provide you with an initial complementary and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights and your options going forward. Call us today at 281-466-1396 or contact us through our website to arrange your free appointment. Most of our cases are charged on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay our fee unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.