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Erb’s palsy is an injury of the brachial plexus nerves during birth. This often results in problems with arm movement during your baby’s first few months and can have devastating physical and psychological impact on your child and your family for the remainder of their life. This is an avoidable injury that doctors and nurses are supposed to be trained to prevent. If your baby suffers from Erb’s palsy, our attorneys will help you hold those responsible for the injury accountable.
At Drazin and Warshaw, P.C., we have been holding the medical establishment liable for negligence for more than 70 years. We believe that fighting giants never goes out of style, especially when those giants are responsible for harm to families and their children. Our medical malpractice attorneys develop a strong relationship with our clients so they can truly understand how the birth injury affects the whole family. The size of our firm gives us the ability to devote the necessary resources and focus to every case we accept.
Our reputation for only bringing legitimate cases puts us in a better position during pretrial negotiations. Our opponents and the court system know they must take our cases seriously and evaluate our clients’ claims fairly when considering and awarding meaningful compensation. If we feel that you are not being treated fairly in settlement negotiations, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our list of verdicts and settlements demonstrates our success in obtaining maximum compensation for our clients.
Damage to the brachial plexus nerve bundle can cause impairment in the upper and lower arm. In many cases, the nerves are permanently injured due to damage caused by the doctor during delivery. Efforts should be made to help improve the damage by using physical therapy, but results are often less than satisfactory if the damage is severe. Sometimes scarring forms around the healthy nerves, which can prevent full range of motion. The worst scenario involves a tear in the nerves, which can result in severe and permanent impairment and disfigurement.
This injury is avoidable through the correct manipulation of the child and the mother during birth. Proper evaluation of the mother’s pelvic proportionality, size and position of the fetus, as well as gestational diabetes, are essential to reduce the risk. If your baby has Erb’s palsy, your doctor or birthing team was probably negligent and should be held liable for the harm to your baby.
Our lawyers consult with medical experts to determine how and why the injury occurred. If the baby was injured because doctors or labor and delivery nurses failed to meet the standard of care and deviated or departed from the usual and customary procedures, we will help you hold them accountable. We look at the effect this injury will have on your child over their entire lifetime and the devastating impact it will have on your family. We use this information to pursue just compensation for you and hold those who injured your child accountable for their actions.
Unfortunately, there are some members of the New Jersey medical establishment who try to protect their own with excuses and bogus theories on why this “just happens.” We stand up for you, your child and your family by exposing these poor excuses for inappropriate and dangerous medical practices. By bringing your case, you may help another family and prevent their child from suffering the same fate in the future.
Call any of our three convenient office locations, in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with us about your case. We work on contingency, so you don’t pay a fee until we obtain compensation for you.