New Jersey Erb's Palsy Medical Malpractice Attorneys
One of the saddest things a parent can experience is to learn that their otherwise healthy baby has erb's palsy because the infant was injured during birth by a negligent physician.
Those unfamiliar with erbs palsy may not know that this can be a preventable birth defect. "Erbs palsy" is the term used to describe the result of damage to the nerves of the brachial plexus, which arise in the cervical spinal cord and travel into the arm.
If an infant being delivered vaginally is pulled with unnecessary force, serious damage can occur to the brachial plexus, permanently affecting the arm's ability to function normally.
After damage to the nerve occurs, the arm may not be able to be fully extended or raised over the head. The strength of the arm is affected and atrophy may occur, leaving the damaged arm smaller than the other.
Carol L. Forte, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney with an outstanding trial record and experience in handling dozens of Erb's Palsy medical malpractice cases, is available to speak with you regarding any such matters.
Ms. Forte previously co-chaired and is currently a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Birth Trauma Litigation Group, which is comprised of several hundred lawyers from around the country who specialize in Brachial Plexus injury and other Birth Trauma related cases.