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Erb''s/Cerebral Palsy

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Erbs Palsy

Erbs palsy is a condition in which the nerves in a baby's arms and shoulder are damaged during the delivery process, resulting in paralysis or limited use of the hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, and elbows. Sometimes the baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone or cervix during the delivery process. When this occurs, excessive force or pressure is placed on the baby's head, shoulders, or neck. This pressure increases the baby's chance of tearing, bruising, or breaking his/her neck, shoulder, or head.

Depending on the severity of the case, some children with Erbs palsy experience very mild symptoms with sings of continuous improvement, whereas as other children have much more severe symptoms and make little to no progress. Children diagnosed with Erbs palsy face a number of symptoms as a result of their medical condition, including:

  • Arm paralysis
  • Hand and finger paralysis
  • Shoulder paralysis
  • Elbow paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Limp arms
  • Limited or no movements in the hands and/or fingers
  • Loss of feeling in hands and/or fingers
  • Loss of sensation in arms and shoulders
  • No muscle control in the arms and/or hands
  • Little or no wrist and/or hand control
  • Inability to sit up or craw without assistance

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a permanent medical condition caused by neurological damage to the brain. Biologically, cerebral palsy is a neurological and movement disorder that results from irregular communication between the brain and the muscles, causing damage to the nerves that regulate and control the body's muscles. While there is no definitive answer for what causes Cerebral palsy in infants, babies, and toddlers, the medical community knows of some common causes of the condition. Cerebral palsy may result from a number of circumstances and conditions, including:

  • Lack of oxygen and/or blood to the brain
  • Decreased flow of oxygen/blood to the placenta
  • Prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Leaving the baby in the birth canal for too long
  • Mother's use of harmful prescription drugs during pregnancy
  • Mother's use of excessive alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes during pregnancy
  • Bleeding in the baby's brain after delivery
  • Trauma to the baby's brain
  • Extremely premature birth
  • Excessive use of vacuum extraction
  • Failure to perform a cesarean section in a timely matter

Cerebral palsy is usually diagnosed at birth or during the first few years of life, but will affect the child throughout his/her entire life. Children diagnosed with Cerebral palsy face a number of symptoms as a result of the condition, including:

  • Slow development in terms of crawling, smiling, rolling over, talking, walking, eating, playing, etc.
  • Difficulty with fine motor skill tasks, such as writing, cutting with scissors, and other hand movements
  • Learning disorders
  • Abnormal or decreased muscle tones
  • Muscle spasms
  • Slurred speech
  • Speech impediments
  • Vision and/or hearing problems
  • Seizures
  • Unusual postures
  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor coordination
  • Involuntary movements
  • Balancing problems

Contact Long Island Erbs Palsy & Cerebral Palsy Attorney

If a doctor or medical professional's negligent actions result in a birth injury to your child, especially Erbs palsy or Cerebral palsy, it is important to contact and experienced attorney immediately.  The costs of caring for a child with these conditions are astronomical. These conditions require continual medical treatment, observation, and physical therapy.

Long Island Erbs palsy and Cerebral palsy Attorney David J. Raimondo is dedicated to helping families obtain financial compensation to cover their medical expenses, treatments, pain, suffering, and financial hardship. When Mr. Raimondo commits to a case, he thoroughly examines all medical records and interviews all medical professional who could potentially be liable for the damages caused to the child. Mr. Raimondo provides each client with personalized attention, sound advice, and compassionate care. Above all, Mr. Raimondo is dedicated to fighting on behalf of his clients' best interest, and making sure justice is served.

If you are in need of an experienced Long Island Erbs palsy and Cerebral palsy attorney, contact the law office of David J. Raimondo & Associates today for your free consultation at 631-471-1222. Mr. Raimondo is devoted to helping his clients get through these incredibly difficult times.

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