Erb’s palsy accounts for nearly 60 percent of all brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is an arrangement of nerve fibers running from the spine through the neck, the armpit region and into the arm. It controls movement of the hands, arms and shoulders. Erb’s palsy refers specifically to injuries that involve the upper brachial plexus, or the muscles of the shoulder and elbow.
Erb’s palsy typically occurs after an occurrence of shoulder dystocia during delivery. While some cases cannot be prevented, medical negligence may have played a role under the following circumstances:
If your baby suffers from Erb’s palsy as a result of a birth injury in Illinois , the attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., can help you explore your legal options. For more information or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard today.