Erb's Palsy is a birth injury often caused by medical malpractice or negligence. An experienced Erb's Palsy lawyer at a national law firm like Sokolove Law can help determine if there is a case for a malpractice lawsuit, which may lead to a financial settlement.
Erb's Palsy Lawyers Help Prevent the Preventable
Erb’s Palsy (also known as brachial plexus palsy) is an injury to the brachial plexus nerves, which is a network of nerves around the shoulder. It is often the result of medical negligence or improper medical care by medical experts.
Symptoms of Erb's Palsy can be evident soon after birth or in a child's first years and include a limp arm, lack of movement in the baby’s arm or hand, or a decreased grip on the affected arm’s side.
Many people wonder, "Can you file a lawsuit for Erb's Palsy?" If there was birth injury involved and it is within the statute of limitations, the answer may be YES.
An Erb's Palsy lawyer seeks to hold negligent medical professionals responsible for this preventable brachial plexus injury. An Erb's Palsy settlement may provide meaningful financial assistance for families devastated by birth injuries. Erb's Palsy lawsuits may also help prevent similar situations from happening to other children.
Questions to Ask an Erb's Palsy Lawyer
- How many Erb's Palsy cases have you handled?
- Do you handle Erb's Palsy cases nationally?
- Is there a nurse on your staff who I can talk to?
- How long have you been in business?
Finding an Erb's Palsy Lawyer Near You
Every state has laws covering birth injury malpractice, though these can be difficult to negotiate without the help of Erb's palsy lawyers.
Whatever your financial circumstances, you have the right to consult a lawyer, and most birth injury lawyers offer free case evaluations.
Erb's palsy attorneys can work with you to determine the possibility that your child may have suffered a preventable birth injury. These lawyers are familiar with efforts to conceal the causes and responsibility for birth injuries and they can help you seek a just financial settlement.
Finding a lawyer with a national reach is important and there may be a local office of a national firm near you, such as Sokolove Law.
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Filing an Erb's Palsy Lawsuit
Erb's Palsy is a birth injury that is often due to medical malpractice and filing a lawsuit can be complicated. That's why filing a legal claim with an experienced attorney makes such a significant difference.
The right Erb's Palsy attorney for you and your family will work with you to determine the responsibility for this preventable birth injury.
Erb's Palsy Legal Process
The process leading to an Erb's Palsy lawsuit usually includes both a medical team and a legal team.
The medical team will learn about your situation, retrieve medical records, and answer your questions. The legal team will learn about the situation and determine if laws were broken that resulted in Erb's Palsy. They will then help you determine your legal options and pursue a lawsuit.
Things Erb's Palsy Lawsuits Help Pay For
These are just a few examples of common costs associated with caring for a child with Erb's Palsy.
Non-Medical Erb's Palsy Costs:
- Home modifications
- Car modifications
- Special education
Medical Expenses Relating to Erb's Palsy:
- Doctors visits
- Prescription drugs
- Inpatient hospital stays
- Outpatient hospital visits
- Emergency room visits
- Residential care
- Equipment such as leg braces, a walker, or wheelchair
Additionally, you may forfeit some or all of your income if you are unable to work in order to care for your child.
If your child has been diagnosed with Erb's Palsy, contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
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Do you have additional questions? Contact our Erb's Palsy Support Team.
How Sokolove Law Can Help with Erb's Palsy
Sokolove Law has decades of experience representing families in birth injury cases resulting from substandard care. We have worked with many other parents to find answers and take the next steps in getting the financial compensation that families need to plan for their child’s future.
Our industry-leading nursing and legal teams are advocates that strive to make a difference in the lives of others.
Our Nurse Case Managers Support You
- Focus on understanding what happened to your child during birth
- Speak with you about legal resources available to you as you consider next steps
- Answer your questions and provide emotional support
Our Legal Team Fights For You
- Helps you understand if your child’s injury was a result of substandard care
- Determines whether taking legal action is the right choice for your family
- Navigates the legal process.
Together, our teams are committed to helping you obtain the money you deserve to financially support your child’s medical care, therapies, nursing and special care, medications, and assistive equipment. An Erb's Palsy lawsuit settlement can change a family's life as they face this diagnosis.
Call Sokolove Law today at (800) 995-1212 or start a free legal case review now.