Erb’s Palsy

The most common form of Erb’s palsy occurs during birth, either because the baby is too large to be delivered naturally or as the result of someone pulling the infant from the birth canal. Erb’s palsy is a paralytic condition of the arm that occurs when the nerves connecting the shoulder to the spine, called the brachial plexus, are damaged.

If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!!

Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, I understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

“Shoulder dystocia” is the term used to describe the situation during delivery when a baby’s head delivers but the shoulder then becomes stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone. The failure to recognize the signs of this and to handle the situation properly can be devastating for the baby. There are maneuvers specifically designed to deliver the baby safely when shoulder dystocia occurs. None of these maneuvers involve moving the baby’s head at all. If, however, the obstetrician pushes the baby’s head downward (towards the floor), the spinal cord nerve roots in the neck can be stretched to the point of rupturing them. The result is an Erb’s palsy, commonly referred to as a brachial plexus palsy, in which the function of the baby’s arm and even the hand can be severely impaired or even paralyzed.

There are many benefits to knowing the cause of the child’s injury. Knowing the cause may suggest that your child is the victim of medical malpractice and you and your family may be entitled to bring a legal claim against the Chicago doctor or other health care provider responsible for causing the injury to your child.
I have many years of experience representing patients and their families who have been injured or have died as the result of medical malpractice involving birth injuries. I have helped our clients successfully recover monetary damages for a litany of birth injuries including claims involving:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Infections
  • Broken limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage

I have years’ worth of experience examining, preparing and presenting complicated medical evidence. I work closely with medical experts, such as doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and therapists throughout the legal process and can help you to understand the full medical scope of the injury. I conduct exhaustive investigations, and I retain the most qualified experts to bring a comprehensive level of expertise to surpass that on the other side. If necessary, I also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many medical malpractice cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs.

If you believe your child’s birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, negligence or carelessness of a Chicago doctor or other Chicago health care provider please contact me at (312) 888-8000 to learn more about your legal rights. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions I find that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence.

Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, I would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Me and my experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Sincerely,

About Dan Newlin