Erb's Palsy Lawyer

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

Erb’s palsy impacts the nerves in the shoulders and arms, resulting in reduced muscle function and weakness. Newborns are at risk of developing Erb’s palsy, particularly if health care providers fail to provide adequate care during the delivery process. 

If your newborn developed Erb’s palsy as a result of a birth injury, you may be eligible for compensation. The skilled Missouri Erb’s palsy lawyer at our full-service personal injury law firm can evaluate your case and explain your options. 

Our legal team has recovered over $1 billion in high-value case results for our clients. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you. Call (800) 536-4357 or contact us online to schedule your free case review.  

How a Health Care Provider's Actions Can Cause Erb's Palsy

Erb’s palsy is a nerve condition that sometimes can occur due to birth injuries. Erb’s palsy is often preventable and often develops when the brachial plexus, a bundle of nerves in the neck and shoulder, is stretched too far or torn. Medical negligence may cause the condition in several ways:

  • Tugging on a baby’s shoulders or neck when they are stuck in the birth canal
  • Pulling on the newborn’s feet during a breech delivery
  • Using tools like forceps and vacuums to extract babies during birth
  • Failing to order a C-section when necessary 

Obstetricians and other medical professionals receive training to avoid causing injuries during childbirth. Occasionally, however, they may make decisions that cause long-lasting harm to your baby. If you’re unsure whether your child’s condition resulted from a health care provider’s negligence, consult our Missouri Erb’s palsy lawyers today.  

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Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Erb's Palsy Claim?

In most cases, you won’t know immediately whether a doctor’s negligence caused your infant’s Erb’s palsy. Your child’s medical records may not highlight specific errors that led to the condition. The best way to uncover the truth and seek justice is by hiring an attorney familiar with Erb’s palsy injury cases. 

Our qualified Erb’s palsy attorneys can investigate your case and hold the doctors and nurses who delivered your baby accountable. Our familiarity with Erb’s palsy and the medical mistakes that lead to the condition enables us to quickly discern if your newborn is the victim of medical malpractice. Among other things, our Erb’s palsy attorneys will strive to:

  • Thoroughly investigate the cause of your child’s Erb’s palsy
  • Hold the medical team accountable for their errors
  • Recover meaningful compensation, including to pay for Erb’s palsy treatment
  • Set a standard that discourages other health care providers from making similar mistakes 

Erb’s palsy birth injury lawsuits can be quite complex, requiring extensive research and investigation. Our attorneys can recruit expert witnesses to provide additional support to bolster your claim.

Discovering your newborn has Erb’s palsy can take a heavy emotional toll during what should be a celebratory experience. Our attorneys can help you get the justice you and your family deserve.

Why Hire Our Erb's Palsy Attorneys in Missouri?

Choosing a reputable Erb’s palsy lawyer to handle your case can be challenging. Look no further. Our attorneys have received numerous prestigious awards and accolades recognizing the high quality of our legal services, including:

  • Best Law Firm in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Lawyers”
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction”
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 40 Under 40”

The legal team at Brown & Crouppen is made up of over 250 legal professionals highly experienced in handling personal injury claims. In our 40+ years representing clients in complex injury claims, we’ve obtained over $1 billion in life-changing case results.

With offices located throughout Missouri, we also have an extensive network of legal professionals nationwide who are experienced in all types of personal injury claims, including those involving Erb’s palsy. When you hire our Erb’s palsy injury law firm to handle your claim, you can rest assured that our team of knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys will give your case the utmost care and attention it deserves.

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Compensation Available in an Erb's Palsy Claim

Infants with Erb’s palsy may require expensive medical treatments and therapy that can be challenging for parents to afford. A successful Erb’s palsy lawsuit can provide the compensation you need to account for the financial impact of your child’s diagnosis. Compensable damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses – Costs for past and future medical treatments, including surgeries, physical therapy, and medications.
  • Lost Wages – Compensation for lost income due to their inability to work, both for the affected individual and the caregivers if they need to take time off work.
  • Pain and Suffering – Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life – Compensation for reduced quality of life and inability to participate in regular activities.
  • Permanent Disability – Compensation for long-term or permanent disabilities resulting from an injury.
  • Rehabilitation Costs – Expenses for ongoing rehabilitation services and equipment.
  • Special Education Needs – Costs of any special education or services required due to the injury.
  • Home Modifications – Expenses for modifying your home to accommodate your child’s needs, such as ramps or specialized equipment.

Though non-economic damages are capped in Missouri medical malpractice lawsuits, our attorneys will strive to maximize the compensation in your case. We will explore all sources of liability and compensation available.  

Our Erb's Palsy Lawyers Are Ready To Fight for You

If your newborn is suffering from Erb’s palsy, it’s vital to speak with an experienced attorney as quickly as possible. The Missouri medical malpractice statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file. Further, the sooner you consult with an attorney, the sooner they can start gathering evidence before it disappears.

Brown & Crouppen offers free consultations to all our clients, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. To speak with one of our award-winning Missouri birth injury lawyers, call (800) 536-4357 or contact us online. We will review your claim and explain the legal options available to you. 


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