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Erb’s Palsy

San Antonio Birth Injury Lawyers Upholding Your Child’s Rights

Erb’s palsy is an upper-arm injury that occurs during birth and can usually be traced back to the mistakes of a medical practitioner. While a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider is assisting a mother giving birth, they may pull too harshly on the child’s arm, causing lifelong harm through Erb’s palsy. In such instances, the parents of the child may be able to file a claim for compensation against the liable party or parties.

At Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., we are led by Attorney Tom Rhodes, a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer. Through his leadership and our collective efforts, we have been able to collect millions of dollars of recoveries for our clients in a variety of catastrophic injury cases, including birth injury claims. When you are faced with a high-stakes, complex, and sensitive Erb’s palsy claim, let us be the team who acts on your behalf and steers you towards a successful case result.


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Consequences of Erb’s Palsy Birth Injuries

Even though Erb’s palsy occurs at birth, the consequences are most often lifelong. The nerves of newborn’s upper arms are torn or severed due to the excessive force used by the medical provider. While some complications can be lessened or alleviated, many children will experience some form of debilitation due to Erb’s palsy for their entire lives.

A newborn with Erb’s palsy may experience in the affected arm:

  • Loss of feeling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of hand dexterity
  • Total paralysis

The compensation you seek in your Erb’s palsy claim needs to consider how the harm already done will continue to affect your child well into the future. Economic damages like rehabilitation and noneconomic damages like lessened enjoyment of life can become extensive as the years go on. You and your child deserve every penny of possible compensation for the wrongdoing of a medical provider, hospital group, or healthcare facility.

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When your child is born with Erb’s palsy in one or both arms, you know a medical provider made an inexcusable mistake at one point or another. Proving their medical malpractice is another matter altogether. Rely on our team of catastrophic injury attorneys to form your argument, build your case, and fight for total compensation.

Begin your case today by contacting our firm and scheduling a complimentary consultation.