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What Are Treatment Options for Erb's Palsy?

by The Beasley Firm  |  September 12, 2023  |  

Common Care and Treatment for Children Diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy

When your child is diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, you likely have endless questions about what their future will look like and what kind of treatments are available. You deserve answers, and you deserve compensation if your child’s Erb’s Palsy was the result of a birth injury.

At The Beasley Firm, we provide experienced representation for individuals who have had a child diagnosed with a birth injury, such as Erb’s Palsy. Our legal team has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a $37 million birth injury recovery. If your child was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy caused by medical negligence, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. 

What Is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s Palsy is a form of brachial plexus palsy affecting cervical nerves in the upper trunk. Erb’s Palsy is generally caused by some sort of birth trauma. Children with Erb’s Palsy often present with an arm or hand that is turned in. In some cases, the infant may have limited movement or paralysis in the affected arm.

How Is Erb’s Palsy Diagnosed?

Erb’s Palsy is generally diagnosed through a physical examination followed by an EMG (electromyography) or imaging test. Common imaging tests include MRIs, CTs, and X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. 

How Is Erb’s Palsy Treated?

While some cases of Erb’s Palsy resolve on their own, many require medical intervention. It is essential to obtain a prompt diagnosis for your child and to begin treatment as soon as possible. Treatment for Erb’s Palsy will generally depend on the extent of the injury.

Erb’s Palsy treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy - Your child’s doctor or specialist may recommend physical therapy. Physical therapy can help increase strength and improve the range of motion in the affected arm. It may also help to prevent stiffness associated with joint contracture. It is essential to continue physical therapy until you are released by a medical professional.
  •  Surgery - In more severe cases, a doctor may recommend surgical treatment. Surgery may include grafts or transfers to help repair damaged nerves, or it may be to repair the muscle through a tendon transfer.

If your child was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, you need to speak with a birth injury attorney to determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses, including your child’s medical bills and future treatment. 

Was Your Child Diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy?

If your child was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers will help determine your legal options. We have over 60 years of experience representing injury victims throughout Philadelphia. We handle matters on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless we win. You should not have to pay out of pocket for a medical mistake or healthcare provider’s negligence. Call our office today to speak directly to a member of our legal team. 

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