Houston Erb’s Palsy Malpractice Attorney
Erb’s Palsy Is Preventable — Consult Our Attorneys to Learn More
Erb’s palsy is a form of brachial plexus birth injury. It occurs when the child’s neck is stretched during a difficult delivery or if mistakes are made by the doctor during the birth. It can be a lifelong injury and cause a great deal of stress and expense for a family during what is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. If you believe your child’s injury was caused by an error during delivery, you need to consult with a lawyer experienced in Erb’s palsy cases.
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Tommy Hastings, the founding attorney of Hastings Law Firm in Houston Texas, has been helping victims of medical malpractice for more than a decade. He has a long track record of success and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through verdicts and settlements. He and his team understand the impact that a birth injury can have on your entire family.
Our warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly service help you feel comfortable in what can be a very stressful situation. While some may consider our relaxed attitude a bit too informal, we find that it helps us think differently about you and your family. We become more vested in the successful outcome of your case.
How Does Erb’s Palsy Happen?
Erb’s palsy is stretching of the brachial plexus muscle during birth. This condition occurs when excessive pressure is put on the baby’s head or neck during delivery, often when the baby’s shoulder is lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone. It is the responsibility of the delivery room doctor and team to recognize this situation and to safely release the impacted shoulder.
While some children will heal from this injury within three to six months, others may require surgery and some may never gain full use of the injured arm. Therapy and numerous doctors’ visits during this time can be an unforeseen cost that the family is forced to bear because of negligence on the part of the doctor or delivery team.
What Causes Erb’s Palsy?
- Pulling on the baby’s shoulder during birth
- Pulling on the baby’s raised arms during breech birth
- The baby’s head and neck pulling toward the side as the shoulder goes through the birth canal
- The doctor needing to pull the baby from the birth canal during a difficult birth
Our attorneys will consult with medical professionals to determine whether the damage was caused by medical negligence. We will pursue compensation for you and your child, and hold the negligent parties responsible for their actions.
If Your Baby Suffers From Brachial Plexus Damage Caused By Negligence, Our Texas Lawyers Can Help
The attorneys at The Hastings Law Firm are dedicated to representing families and victims of medical malpractice throughout Texas. If you think that your baby suffered a birth-related injury because a physician, healthcare professional, or medical center did not perform their duties correctly, we urge you to contact our office right away. We can provide you with a free and private case examination so that you can determine the best course of action based on full understanding of your options. Call today at 877-269-4620 or contact us on-line to schedule your no cost initial consultation. We take most cases on contingency fee, which means our clients spend nothing out of pocket for us to carry out their lawsuit.