$950,000 Settlement for Shoulder Dystocia / Erb’s Palsy
- Date: Fall 2007
- Settlement: $950,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brachial Plexus, Shoulder Dystocia, Erb’s Palsy
Following a 10-day trial, during which the insurance carrier for the defendants offered $350,000 to settle the matter, the firm secured a $950,000 settlement while the jury was deliberating. The case was on behalf of a child who sustained a severe brachial plexus injury at birth resulting in Erb’s Palsy. Despite surgery to repair the nerve damage, the child, now almost 5 years old, has limited use of her right arm, and will likely require additional surgery in the future.