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Erb’s Palsy in Infants

Birth injury can lead to Erb’s Palsy, which is a condition in which nerves are stretched and cause the hand, arm, shoulder and face to be injured. The disease is frequently caused by the excessive force or inappropriate traction on a newborn’s head or neck during childbirth. This will not happen without medical error. Characteristics of Erb’s Palsy include a limp arm, delayed healing of skin on the affected arm, loss of motor function and loss of sensation. Although Erb’s Palsy can be immediately apparent, the extent of the birth injury may not be known for some months after the baby’s birth. Recently, the birth injury lawyers at Levin and Perconti received a settlement for a birth injury case involving Erb’s Palsy. To learn more about the birth injury settlement, please check out Levin and Perconti’s newsletter.