Erb’s palsy, is resulting from the negligent handling of shoulder dystocia during labor and delivery, results in nerve damage that may mean that a baby will never have normal use of his or her arm.
If your child received brachial plexus injuries during childbirth and has lasting damage, contact Ohio’s nationally recognized birth injury attorney, John Lancione of The Lancione Law Firm by phone at 440-331-6100 or fill out our online case review form.
With nearly 30 years of experience, John A. Lancione is well-prepared to investigate the circumstances behind a baby’s Erb’s palsy. Sometimes, the answer lies in prenatal care — an OB/GYN may have failed to recognize and address risk factors such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or excessive maternal or fetal weight gain.
Adequate Consideration Of Risk Factors Could Have Prevented The Birth Injury.
Negligence in prenatal care can be compounded by childbirth complications caused by the size or position of the baby. An extra-large fetus is at higher risk of becoming stuck in the mother’s pelvis. The shoulder dystocia that occurs in the process can result in Erb’s palsy if the obstetrician or nurse midwife applies excessive downward pressure on the baby’s head while attempting to dislodge the stuck shoulder.
During labor, negligence may be indicated when an obstetrician has not responded appropriately to the challenges of an oversize baby, an obese mother, or other risk factors.
Experience At The Lancione Law Firm Enables Us To Secure Positive Results For Families
John Lancione will use his detailed knowledge of medical procedures, and standards related to pregnancy and childbirth and his in-depth legal knowledge to help families obtain the compensation that a child with Erb’s palsy will need for a lifetime of medical expenses.
Follow this link to read examples of successful verdicts The Lancione Law Firm has achieved on behalf of children who have suffered birth injuries.
We invite you to call our Rocky River or Cleveland offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Rocky River, Springfield, Canton, Dayton, Hamilton, Parma, Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.
- Birth Injuries
- Birthing Complications
- Birth Trauma
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Causes Of Birth Injury
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion
- Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
- Fetal Distress During Labor
- Midwife Error
- Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
- Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
- Oxygen Deficiency
- Placental Abruption
- Premature Rupture Of Membranes
- Prenatal Care Errors
- Preterm Delivery
- Uterine Ruptures
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cesarean Section Errors
- Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
- Maternal Injuries During Birth
- Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
- Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
- Wrongful Death
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