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Erb’s Palsy – Birth Injury Lawyers

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When negligent doctors cause injury, families have trusted the Snyder Law Group, LLC to fight on their behalf for rightful compensation. One possible outcome of this negligence is Erb’s palsy which causes nerve damage and paralysis in the arm. These effects last a lifetime, causing healthcare costs for treatment and therapy to multiple through the years. If you or a loved one acquires Erb’s palsy after a medical mistake, you have a right to hold the medical professional accountable. Our team is here to help.

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What Is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy, also called brachial plexus palsy, is a condition affecting the nervous system in the hand and arm. When the brachial plexus nerves are damaged, they cannot properly control the hand and arm muscles. This can result in a limp arm, lack of muscle control in the arm, or decreased sensation in the arm or hand. Erb’s palsy develops when one or more of the brachial plexus nerves are damaged. The nerves can be found on either side of your neck between your neck and shoulder and run from the spinal cord through the arm to the hand and wrist.

Causes of Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy can result from four different types of trauma to the brachial plexus nerves. These include rupture, avulsion, neuroma and praxis or stretch. If sustained, these injuries are likely to occur during the birthing process.

When the nerve is torn in a region other than where it is attached to the spine, this is called rupture. Avulsion is when the nerve is completely torn away from the spine. Neuroma occurs when scar tissue forms around the nerve as it heals from an injury. When this happens, the nerve is not able to send signals from the spine to the arm or hand. Lastly, praxis, or stretch, happens when the nerve is damaged but not torn.

People suffering from damage to the brachial plexus have difficulty performing various movements with their arms. If these nerves are damaged during the birth process and Erb’s palsy occurs, they can have lifelong effects.


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