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What Causes Erb’s Palsy?

What Causes Erb’s Palsy?

Newborns can sustain brachial plexus injuries as a result of negligence during the labor and delivery process. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves near the neck that give rise to all the nerves of the arm. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by nerve damage. Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by injury to the upper C5 and C6 nerves (nerves located in the neck). Children with Erb’s palsy have partial or full paralysis of the arm, possibly involving loss of sensation.

One or two of every 1,000 babies have this condition. It is often caused when an infant’s neck is stretched to the side during a difficult delivery.

Erb’s palsy is usually caused by:

• Long, difficult delivery;
• Delivery of a large baby (macrosomia);
• Shoulder dystocia, when a baby’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone; or
• Breech delivery

If your child has Erb’s palsy that you believe may have been caused during the labor and delivery process, please contact us today at 877-262-9767.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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