FAQ Statistics Birth Trauma Child Suffering Brain Damage at Birth

The Erb’s Palsy Attorneys at Downtown La Law Group are dedicated to helping mothers and families cope with the many challenges and difficulties of birth trauma and infant birth injuries.  Were are here to help.

Birth defects including cerebral palsy and erb's palsyOverview of Erb’s Palsy:

Below is important information regarding Erb’s palsy also referred to as Brachial Plexus Palsy.  For more in depth information regarding Erb’s palsy visit our Erb’s Palsy information center here….

Erb’s Palsy is damage to the arms central nerves leading to paralysis.  Damage to these nerves often results in the loss of movement, numbness, in the arms, fingers, and hands.  The most prevalent cause of Erb’s Palsy, often referred to as Brachial Plexus Palsy, is child birth.  Birthing complications and in many cases medical malpractice such as pulling an infants head or neck to one side during the birthing process can lead to this condition.  Clavicle or Collar Bone fractures can also lead to Brachial Plexus Palsy.

What are the Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy?  How is Erb’s Palsy Diagnosed:

There can be numerous sign and symptoms of Erb’s palsy; if you suspect your child is suffering from any of these symptoms contact your child pediatrician or medical health processional immediately.

  • Loss of muscle control in the arm
  • Loss of motor functions of the hands and wrists
  • Lack of sensation in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Numbness of the arms, hands and fingers
  • Paralysis of the arms
  • Shorter arm length
  • Flexed elbows
  • Rotated arms

Types of Brachial Plexus Palsy:  There are generally four agreed upon degrees Erb’s Palsy severity

  • Neuroma: Building of scar tissue around the damaged and or torn nerve.
  • Neurapraxia:  damage to the nerve, however the nerve remains attached
  • Rupture: The nerve is torn, however it has not separated from the spinal cord.
  • Avulsion:  takes place when there is a tearing and separation of the nerve from the spine

If your child has suffered a birth injury it is important to seek consultation from a skilled Child Birth Injury Lawyer.  If you have any questions regarding a legal matter pertaining to a Erb’s Palsy diagnosis contact our Erb’s Palsy Lawyers hotline (855) DT-LA-LAW.

Overview of Cerebral Palsy:

Below is important information regarding Cerebral Palsy.  For more in depth information regarding Cerebral Palsy visit our Cerebral Palsy information center here….

Cerebral Palsy is a condition which becomes evident during the first few years of a child.  There are a host of different medical conditions which fall under the umbrella term of cerebral palsy.  These conditions often result form physical negligence and medical malpractice.

Below are some indications of Cerebral Palsy children

  • Lack of head control
    Poor motor development: if your child has yet to walk or move in a fashion suitable for his age.  This may also include lack of coordination and General Imbalance.
  • Irregularities and abnormalities in muscle tension:  If the muscle seem too tense or too relaxed.
    Muscle abnormalities (stiff or over-relaxed muscles)
  • Developmental Issues:  Such as inability to right
  • Slow Progression in Growth
  • Sensory issues:  inability to hear, see, or talk in a normal fashion
  • Seizures and Spasms of muscles

If you believe your child has been afflicted by this condition, seek medical consultation immediately. If your child has been diagnosed with this condition we are here to help.  Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers will guide you through the legal process and the many legal avenues you may have to seek compensation for your child injuries and vindication of his rights.

Should I Sue for Cerebral Palsy & Erbs Palsy Injuries to my child.

If your Child has suffered a Cerebral palsy or  or your new born had been diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, you must first tend to your child’s needs and wounds.  Caring for your children’s health and your family should be your primary concern.  Seeking justice for your family’s loss will be our job.  At Downtown LA Law Group our Los Angeles Erb’s Palsy Attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable in Birth Trauma Law, Medical Malpractice Law, as well as Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s claims.

Our aggressive and tenacious Los Angeles Cerebral Palsy Lawyers will keep on the offensive until they make sure your child has been fully compensated for injuries suffered.  We will never hesitate to go to trial and take on liable Doctors, Physicians, Hospitals and their insurance carriers’ so that your child’s rights are protected.   Seeking the maximum compensation for a child’s suffering is Our Job.

Who do I contact to hire a Birth Injury LawyerIf you require a California Birth Injury Lawyer or a Cerebral Palsy Attorney we can help.  Our personal injury firm will take care of every legal detail and make sure you and your child achieves the highest compensation possible for damages and injuries sustained during child birth; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – you and your child’s recovery.

Remember that it is crucial to act quickly after you’ve sustained a birth before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with a Birth Trauma Attorney regarding your case: (855) DT-LA-LAW