Erb’s palsy is a birth injury caused by a damaged brachial plexus – a set of nerves responsible for delivering sensation in the upper limbs. This condition is oftentimes the result of poor handling of newborns during deliveries, improper use of tools, and failure to determine the need for a C-section.
In most cases, children with Erb’s palsy can fully recover within up to two years without medical intervention. For quick nerve growth and recovery, parents are advised to keep their baby’s arms, wrists and elbows active by doing simple exercises that would improve range of motion. These exercises can begin as early as three weeks from birth and can be done until the baby has completely recovered.
If you believe your baby’s Erb’s palsy has been the result of medical malpractice, our team of birth injuries attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit against the party involved. To learn whether your situation qualifies you for a claim, call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.