Erb’s Palsy Explained
Posted on March 7, 2017 | Categorized: Birth Injury
Erb’s Palsy, which is also referred to as brachial plexus birth palsy, is a type of obstetric brachial plexus injury that can occur due to complications at the time of delivery. The brachial plexus is a system of spinal nerves that convey messages from the spine to the shoulders, arms and hands. The most typical cause of the condition is an inordinate amount of lateral traction or extension of the fetal head and neck in different directions during delivery. This is normally linked to a condition known as shoulder dystocia. If you believe your child was injured due to birth delivery complications, contact our Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyers at Chalik & Chalik now for a free consultation.