Erb’s Palsy

The delivery of an infant can sometimes be complex to any doctor, as no two births are the same. Slight mistakes or poor judgment can change you and your precious child’s life forever. Birth injuries, like Erb’s Palsy can have devastating effects, presenting not only the physical challenges but also the financial and emotional hardship for the family. Consider what the lifetime cost will be to care for your loved one with a birth injury. Understandably, you will want to know what happened and was it preventable; and while nothing will make up for your ensuing grief and hardship, we may be able to assist you with getting the financial support to deserve.

Erb’s palsy sometimes referred to as brachial plexus palsy is a paralysis of the arm due to damages caused to the shoulder nerves, upper arm nerves, or upper vertebrae. During childbirth, the infants’ head and shoulders sometimes become caught behind the mother’s pelvic bone, and the doctor must perform certain maneuvers to safely complete the delivery process. If the doctor carelessly goes about this process, he or she can damage the baby’s arm resulting in Erb’s palsy. It is usually attributed to the doctor’s negligence during birth.

Erb's palsy is easily identifiable as there is lack of movement or weakness in the arms. Wit a normal newborn there will be intermittent movements of the limbs as the infant learns to control the muscles. However, a baby with Erb's palsy will not move the injured arm. Usually a doctor will conduct a test to determine whether there is any feeling in the arm. Typically, Erb's palsy symptoms will be recognizable right away, but it can sometimes take a couple of days to notice because prognosis is usually based on observations of a baby's movements.

If your infant has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy due to the negligence, inconsistency or inexperience of your medical provider, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. Let our dedicated and passionate Birth Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., help you get the justice you deserve. Our team of attorneys has years of experience with investigating and filing Erb’s palsy claims throughout the State of New York. However, due to certain statute of limitations a certain timetable must be met after the accident, so timing is imperative if you want to file a claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis, so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.

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