West Virginia Birth Injury Attorney
The time surrounding the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion.
However, when an infant suffers from a
birth injury due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse, this happy time could quickly
turn into a nightmare. If your family has been affected by
medical malpractice, you should contact a personal injury lawyer from the firm as soon as
possible. With over 30 years of experience as West Virginia personal injury
lawyers, their team understands how to fight for the rights of their clients.
One type of birth injury that can have devastating effects on the life
of a child and their family is Erb's palsy. Also known as Erb-Duchenne
Palsy, this condition causes paralysis in the arm. The nerves in the upper
part of the arm are known as the brachial plexus. When a portion of the
brachial plexus is damaged due to a difficult labor or delivery, the result
could be paralysis. The reason why a difficult labor could cause this
serious condition is because the child's neck and head and shoulders
could be wrenched in directions they should not go. In breech deliveries
(feet first delivery) this could occur as well as if the doctor or nurse
pulled on the infant's arm or shoulder during delivery.
Has your child been the victim of Erb's Palsy?
In some cases, the infant can heal on their own, but other more serious
cases require extensive therapy and even surgery. Due to this fact as
well as the fact that it can cause undue emotional strain on a new family,
it is important that victims receive compensation in order to pay for
medical bills. Medical professionals need to be held accountable for their
negligent actions and a member of the team at Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC
could help ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact a West Virginia birth injury lawyer to learn more!