New York Erbs Palsy Lawyer

Erbs palsy is an upper arm medical condition experienced by newborns as a result of a brachial plexus injury during childbirth.  From our many years of experience in New York city medical malpractice law, we understand how often a birth can go wrong.

When Erbs palsy results from the actions or inactions of the medical professionals you entrusted with the birth of your baby, we stand by your side, acting as your voice in the legal system, litigating on your behalf to obtain money damages and to compensate your baby for the cost of a lifetime of medical care.

The use of force to pull the baby out of the birth canal following shoulder dystocia when an infant's shoulders are wedged in the birth canal is a common cause of Erbs Palsy. Other circumstances that may lead to Erbs palsy include:

  • Intrauterine forces in Cesarean section delivery
  • High infant birth weight
  • Breech birth
  • Prolonged labor
  • Induced labor
  • Epidural analgesia
  • A vertex delivery

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The University of Pittsburgh describes brachial plexus injuries such as Erbs palsy as one of the most common birth injuries, affecting as much as one of every 500 births.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, one in every 1,000 babies experience Erbs palsy in childbirth, and up to ten percent of these infants experience permanent disability.

From these statistics, and from our years of experience in New York city medical malpractice law, we know that at-fault birth injuries are more common than anyone would like to think—common enough that we have made birth injuries a dedicated area of legal practice.  Parents turn to us when they need a law firm with explicit experience in handling Erbs palsy cases.

Because your child’s disorder may be due to birth injuries caused by the negligence of a healthcare professional or hospital, we encourage you to seek justice for your severely injured baby.   Contact a New York City erbs palsy attorney at Rich & Rich, P.C.


The law firm of Rich & Rich are highly skilled in birth injury law in New York City.  Unfortunately, complications during labor and delivery can cause serious problems or injuries to newborns.  When these serious problems or injuries are caused by the mistakes of medical professionals before or during the birth process, the mistakes can result in a lifetime of need for special assisted care. Some non-curable severe injuries that can arise include cerebral palsy, Erbs palsy/brachial plexus injury, and klumke's palsy.

We are experienced professionals in birth injury lawsuits, including New York City cerebral palsy lawsuits.  If your child contracted cerebral palsy, and you think there is reason to believe there were difficulties during the birthing process that caused the condition, we are here to assist you and will review your case at no charge.  The most common causes of cerebral palsy include negligent prenatal care by a doctor or by a mistake in the delivery room.

Let us look into your case to determine if any of the following may have caused your child’s birth injury:

  • Breach or other unusual position of the baby
  • oxygen deprivation, which is often caused by a compressed or twisted umbilical cord, or when there are problems with the uterus or the placenta
  • large baby causing baby to be stuck behind the mother’s pelvic born, or causing excessive force upon the baby during birth
  • oxygen deprivation

In situations where the size of a baby, or its position, is problematic, a physician may deliver by natural birth instead of a c-section.  This decision may result in nerve damage and conditions such as Erbs palsy.  Other birth related impairments and conditions include seizure disorders, mental retardation, and learning disabilities.

While your child’s disorder may be the result of natural occurrences, you may discover that in reality the condition is due to birth injuries caused by the errors of a health care professional or hospital.  To defray the exorbitant costs of caring for the special needs of your birth injured child, contact an attorney experienced in New York City birth injury law.  Let Rich & Rich help you in bringing a New York City birth injury lawsuit in order to ease the financial burden of proper treatment and therapy for your child for the rest of his/her life.


Don’t wait. Contact A birth injury attorney in New York City at Rich & Rich, P.C. today