$575,000 Mississippi Recovery for Erb’ s Palsy
- Date: Spring 2004
- Attorney: Michael Zerres
- Settlement: $575,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Labor & Delivery, Shoulder Dystocia, Erb’s Palsy, Birth Injury, Brachial Plexus
A seven-year-old Mississippi boy recently obtained a $575,000 settlement following mediation. The boy’s mother was a gestational diabetic, which increased her risk for a shoulder dystocia at delivery. It was claimed that her obstetrician should have informed her of the option of a c-section delivery to avoid the risk of shoulder dystocia, but he failed to do so. The mother proceeded to vaginal delivery, where a shoulder dystocia was encountered. The doctor then applied excessive downward traction on the baby’s head, tearing the child’s brachial plexus and causing a permanent right Erb’s Palsy injury. Michael Zerres attended the mediation with local Mississippi counsel and settled the matter for the family.