Erb's Palsy And New York Law

The birth process is a vulnerable time for the baby and the mother. If the child is not delivered carefully, a severe injury could occur. One type of injury that occurs during birth is Erb's palsy. This condition can lead to weakness and poor development in a child's arm.

If your child has Erb's palsy as a result of medical malpractice, the attorneys at Smiley & Smiley, LLP, can help you. Since 1968, our lawyers have represented victims of malpractice in New York City. Contact an Erb's palsy lawyer at our firm for a free consultation about your legal options.

Causes Of Erb's Palsy

Erb's palsy, which is a type of brachial plexus injury, is a condition created when nerves in the shoulder are severed. This can happen during a difficult delivery when the baby is too large or is pushed to the side, stretching the nerves in the shoulder. This stretching can cause a break in the nerve that can lead to weakness in the arm or stunted growth.

At our firm, we are skilled investigators who will work diligently to determine the exact cause of your child's Erb's palsy. Working with medical experts and other professionals, we can help you get the compensation you need to cover the long-term costs for your child. This includes medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket costs.

Contact A Manhattan Erb's Palsy Defect Lawyer

The attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provide free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York lawyer at our office, call 212-986-2022 or call us toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW.