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Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s Palsy or Brachial Plexus is a paralysis of the arm and shoulder caused by injury to the upper group of nerves near the shoulder (specifically, spinal roots C5-C7), almost always occurring during birth. This bundle of nerves is called the brachial plexus.

Depending on the nature of the damage, the paralysis can resolve on its own over a period of months, necessitate physical therapy or require surgery but can also result in devastating lifelong inability to use the affected arm.

Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus is often caused by the failure of the medical provider delivering the baby to be prepared to deal with a baby they know might be too large to deliver vaginally (macrosomic or with a birth weight in excess of 10 pounds), a delayed C-section, the excessive use of a vacuum extraction and improper forceps delivery.

Please contact our Asheville and Western North Carolina Erb’s Palsy/Brachial Plexis lawyer at 855-746-5831 or online at [email protected] to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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