Texas Erb’s Palsy Malpractice Lawyers

Attorneys Handling Medically Negligent Erb's Palsy Lawsuits

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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 our law firm for medical mistakes in Texas today at 877-269-4620 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.



Don’t Wait! Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve From One of the Best Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Texas.

We represent clients from all across Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence of a healthcare provider or facility, contact us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details of your case, make sure you understand your legal rights, and discuss the possibilities of a lawsuit. Call us at the number below or complete the form and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. All consultations are strictly confidential.




Average Rating 5 out of 5 stars
 based on 53 reviews

Fantastic law firm! Getting our negligence case settled took longer than originally expected but in the end the results were well worth it. Mr. Hastings and his office were always professional, polite, and thorough in explaining my case to me. Bug thanks to him and his staff for helping me through this ordeal.

Gus Morton

We couldn’t have made a better choice by hiring the Hastings Law Firm to represent us. The staff was always professional but they showed real concern for our case and made it personal. If you need a great law firm, I would happily recommend them.

Ernie Wolford

Tommy is a great guy, genuinely concerned about his clients. This is evident in not only how he runs his firm but the fact that he chose to focus on medmal, something other attorneys have abandoned. If you’re looking for someone that will fight for you tooth and nail, he’s your man.


Tommy Hastings and his staff provided a much needed voice for us during our crisis. His attention to detail went beyond the scope of simply practicing law. He is honest, informative, pragmatic and communicated well with us from start to finish. In a sea full of competing attorneys, Tommy has cast a reputation for himself as the very best. I highly recommend his services.

Kellie Rhodes

Tommy Hastings went above and beyond during my crisis. He genuinely cares about his clients and delivered a straight-forward, honest method to resolve my issue as quick as possible. If you want the best of the best then look no further. You’ve found him.

Kendall Webb

I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued, my nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Tommy Hastings and his staff go above and beyond! I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney!

Joy Love

I can’t say enough great things about this law firm. The staff was friendly and courteous every step of the way. They kept me informed and explained all of my options. Tommy was amazing to work with and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my outcome. If I could give him 10 stars, I would. If you don’t go with Hastings, you are doing yourself a disservice. Highly recommend.

Misty Peterson

I would highly recommend Tommy and his law firm. He represented us in a case where a simple surgery left my mother permanently disabled. His staff was very professional and diligent and kept me well informed throughout the case. In the end we are happy with the settlement she received and feel lucky to have had Tommy as our attorney.

Earica Robert

My brother had an unnecessary surgery which left him with severe neurological issues. We called several attorneys but chose Hastings because of their focus on cases like this. While the case is still pending, we’ve already received a settlement offer that was very close to what we were looking for. Many thanks go out to Tommy and his great team!

Devin Schumacher

We’re blessed to have found the Hastings law firm. Tommy and Greg were outstanding! Both attorneys were very responsive, professional, and helpful with any questions we had about our case. Their entire staff went above and beyond to keep us updated and most of all, calm. My family feels as though we have been made (mostly) whole again. Thank you both for your hard work.

Amy Word



Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits across Texas & Florida, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. These results have earned them the reputation of being one of the best medical malpractice plaintiff firms in the nation.