Upstate New York Brachial Plexus Injury Attorneys
During childbirth, the brachial plexus — the nerve system leading to the shoulders, arms and hands — is particularly vulnerable to injury. There are steps that doctors and nurses can and should take to reduce the risk of Erb’s palsy and other consequences of brachial plexus injury.
At the law firm of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C., our Albany Erb’s palsy attorneys have the experience and resources to help parents hold negligent medical providers accountable for the consequences of brachial plexus injuries and other birth injuries.
Understanding How Doctors Ought to Respond to Shoulder Dystocia
Brachial plexus injuries are particularly likely to occur when a baby’s shoulder gets impacted, preventing labor from taking place normally. This condition is known as shoulder dystocia and can result in excessive stretching of the nerves, which may result in permanent damage.
By carefully following professional standards, doctors and nurses can often identify a risk of shoulder dystocia before it takes place and adopt strategies to avoid it.
In some cases, intentionally breaking the baby’s shoulder or clavicle is an appropriate response to shoulder dystocia that can prevent the brachial plexus from getting injured. In other cases, delivery by cesarean section may be the best option.
Call (855) 525-7575 to Talk to an Experienced Trial Lawyer
Our firm is distinguished by our attorneys’ dedication to fully investigating every case and exploring all possible avenues for compensation. We work with top-notch medical experts to carefully document the causes and consequences of brachial plexus injuries.
If your child has developed Erb’s palsy or another condition due to shoulder dystocia during childbirth, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You will not pay any fees or expenses unless we help you obtain money damages for your child.