Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial palsy, brachial plexus birth injury, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Dejerine-Kumpke Palsy) is the paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a large network of nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulder/arm/hand (diagram).
Delicate nerves, potential for serious injury
If these nerves are damaged, it can cause the arm… more »
A recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that an obstetrician’s negligence during the delivery of a baby is to blame for an injury to a child’s shoulder– known as shoulder dystocia or Erb’s Palsy.
The lawsuit, brought on behalf of the minor child, alleges the doctor should have known that the baby was at an increased risk for sustaining a… more »