$400,000 Settlement for Obstetrician Negligence / Erb’s Palsy
- Date: Summer 2006
- Attorney: Jeffrey Zenna
- Settlement: $400,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Brachial Plexus Injury, Shoulder Dystocia, Erb’s Palsy, Birth Injury
Jeffrey Zenna, represented a little girl in this medical malpractice case, whose brachial plexus injury was caused by the negligence of an obstetrician. The obstetrician applied too much force to her head and neck during her delivery. A shoulder dystocia was encountered during delivery (where the shoulders get “stuck”), and the proper maneuvers were not utilized to free the impacted shoulders. The injury to the brachial plexus nerves controlling shoulder, arm, wrist, and finger function resulted in a permanent though mild Erb’s Palsy. Jeffrey Zenna settled this case for $400,000.