Birth Injury Attorneys in New York City
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, help families who are coping with the consequences of birth injury malpractice, including those who have children who have developed Erb's palsy.
This condition is caused by stress to the nerves on the baby's shoulder, resulting in complete or partial paralysis of the arm. Some infants recover on their own, while some require extensive physical therapy, treatment and surgery. If you suspect your child's condition is the result of medical malpractice, it is important to consult with an attorney with knowledge in this area of law.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York birth injury law firm.
What Causes Erb's Palsy?
At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we are focused on serious medical malpractice cases, including those occurring during childbirth. Erb's palsy is a condition marked by damage to a series of nerves in the neck and shoulder, known as the brachial plexus. Factors contributing to Erb's palsy include:
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuum extraction
- Prolonged labor
- Breech position
- Large baby
- Small or abnormally shaped pelvis
- Overweight mother
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling birth injury lawsuits and an impressive track record of successful results, winning settlements and jury awards for our clients. We have professional nurses on staff that are well-versed in the medical issues that play heavily in these cases. We also have access to a network of respected medical experts who help us build strong cases for our clients.
Contact Us for a Case Evaluation
If your child developed Erb's palsy as a result of medical negligence, please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York cerebral palsy law firm. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.