Erb's Palsy / Shoulder Dystocia

Seeking Compensation for Children With Erb’s Palsy

A child with Erb’s palsy will always be seen as different. He or she may never be able to play ball or ride a bike and may face cruel epithets like “cripple.” If your child has Erb’s palsy, it may be the result of medical negligence.

I’m Mike George, an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer. I can help you get answers to your questions about why your child is suffering from this serious injury. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

Holding Doctors Accountable to Appropriate Delivery Methods

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus injury) is a birth injury in which the shoulder nerves are stretched during delivery. Erb’s palsy can result in the child’s inability to use the arm, shoulder or hand on one side due to paralysis or nerve damage. Erb’s palsy often results from the shoulder being trapped during delivery (shoulder dystocia) and a doctor’s hasty methods for retrieving the baby, such as:

  • Blunt force
  • Negligent use of forceps
  • Negligent use of the vacuum

Doctors must meet professional standards when delivering a baby, or they are liable for medical malpractice under Pennsylvania law.

Ready to Defend Your Rights at Trial

With my extensive experience as a trial attorney, I am able to help parents get answers and pursue compensation for medical malpractice resulting in Erb’s palsy. Hospitals and doctors know that I have the ability to take a case to trial and demonstrate the causes of an injury and the extent of the harm done to a child over the course of his or her entire future life.

If your child has been affected by Erb’s palsy and you suspect medical malpractice by the delivering doctor or other medical personnel, don’t hesitate to contact me.