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Erbs Palsy Attorney

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The right Erbs Palsy Attorney makes all the difference.  When choosing a lawyer for your Erbs Palsy Medical Malpractice case you should consider two important factors: 1) the lawyers experience in the area of law (in this case Erbs Palsy cases) and 2) the lawyer’s familiarity with the local courts.

As you are probably aware, Erbs Palsy is a condition that results from injury to the brachial plexus nerves of a child often from medical malpractice at child birth.  Shoulder dystocia is a byproduct of this devastating injury.  A lawyer well versed in this area of law and with these types of cases is invaluable.

If you or anyone you know has a child suffering from birth injuries, birth defects, Erbs Palsy or any type of palsy from medical malpractice that you think may have happen at child birth call the Erbs Palsy Attorney, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., at 1(800)WE-FIGHT and visit us on the web at   We have convenient locations all over New York and can even have an attorney come to you for free consultation.

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Erbs Palsy Attorney Bronx

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Is your child suffering from a birth injury such as Erbs Palsy from the mistake of a doctor or hospital during childbirth? If so, you are not alone. Call the Bronx Erbs Palsy Attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation. You may be entitled to substantial compensation and benefits.

Do not delay.  The law limits the amount of time you have to file an on behalf of you and your child.  The devastating result of a medical malpractice claim of Erbs Palsy has deleterious effects on your child and your family from an emotional, physical, financial, medical and legal standpoint.

Our lawfirm will fight hard against the big insurance companies to get you and your family the money you deserve for your Erbs Palsy case.  The medical treatment your child will need over his or her life may cost you millions of dollars and insurance may not cover most of the treatment.  That is why it is important to retain an attorney with experience in Erbs Palsy claims

Call the Erbs Palsy Lawyer, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., with convenient office locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island  at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free, confidential consultation. You can also visit us at for helpful Erbs Palsy information.

Erbs Palsy Causes

Monday, July 12th, 2010

What Causes Erbs Palsy?

The most common cause of Erbs palsy is dystocia, from a problematic childbirth.

When a difficult birth takes place, it can cause the infant’s head and neck to be negligently and recklessly pulled toward the side at the same time as the shoulders pass through the birth canal. Erbs Palsy can also be caused by negligent pulling by the doctor or medical professional on the shoulders during a delivery in which the fetus is head first, or by pressure on the raised arms during a feet first delivery known as a breech delivery. 

Erbs Palsy injuries involve the nerves known as suprascapular nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, and the axillary nerve.


The signs and results of Erb’s Palsy are devastating to the child and the child’s family.  Signs such as paralysis, lack of sensation in the arm and atrophy and paralysis  in the arm and deltoid, biceps, and brachialis muscles.  Typically, you will notice the arm hanging by its side unable to be raised.  The ability to operate the elbow and forearm is also lost.

The results of an Erbs Palsy condition are catastrophic from an emotional, financial and medical standpoint.  The level of the injury is dependent, of course, on the degree of nerve damage and what medical treatment is received and how quickly it is received upon discovery of Erbs Palsy.

Help is available and new Erbs Palsy treatments are becoming available and being worked on as we speak.  The first step is to contact the right team of legal, medical and financial professionals to consult with.

If you believe your child is suffering from Erbs Palsy you may be entitled to compensation. Call an aggressive Erbs Palsy Lawyer today for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  We pride ourselves in fighting hard for our clients rights and provide the personalized, caring attention requried for your Erbs Palsy injury case.  Time is of the essence.  Do not delay, call or email us today.

Erbs Palsy

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Erbs palsy also known as (Erb-Duchenne Palsy) is a paralysis of the arm due to injury to the arm’s main nerves.  These nerves form part of the brachial plexus, comprising the spinal nerves at C5-C8, and T1.  These injuries arise most commonly from shoulder dystocia during complications at birth.   Depending on the extent of the damage, the paralysis can either resolve on its own over a period of months, necessitate rehab and therapy, or require surgery.

There are several types of Erbs Palsy.  The cause of your child’s condition is critical in determining whether you are entitled to compensation.  There are many new treatments available for helping your family.

If you child is suffering from any type of Erbs Palsy birth injury and you believe it may be as a result of medical malpractice call an Erbs Palsy lawyer today for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  You can also visit us on the web at .

We have convenient locations all over New York and can even have an attorney come to you upon request.  No fee unless we win your case.

Erbs Palsy Lawyers, Brachial Plexus Injuries, and Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Finding the right legal advice for your child who suffers from Erb’s Palsy makes all the difference.

The most important step in preventing Erbs Palsy in your child is recognizing the risk factors.

The risk factors for Erbs Palsy, brachial plexus injury or shoulder dystocia can be identified by a trained doctor. The factors to consider before the birth of your child are as follows:
Gestational diabetes, high birth weight babies, overweight mothers or substantial weight gain during pregnancy, short maternal stature, problems with the pelvis (a flat pelvis or contracted pelvis), a pregnancy lasting an extended period (greater than 40 weeks), and extended or protracted second state labor.

If you suspect your obstetrician has not delivered your baby properly or there were mistakes during your delivery or during your pregnancy please call an Erbs Palsy lawyer immediately. Do not delay. The sooner you get the right advice the better the chance of your child receiving the care that is vital to possibly moving towards improvement.

NY Erbs Palsy Lawyer – Free Legal Consultation

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A child’s diagnosis of Erbs Palsy, brachial plexus, or shoulder dystocia can have devasting effects on not only the child but on the family as well.

Erbs Palsy injuries can be prevented. A well trained obstetrician can recognize the symptoms or a pregnant woman’s risk factors.

The issues to consider when discovering your child has Erbs Palsy involve medical, legal and financial elements.

Time is of the essence when your child is diagnosed with Erbs Palsy and you should get the best medical care and legal counsel as soon as possible.

Erbs Palsy Lawyer – Protect your child’s rights – Free Legal Consultation

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Erbs Palsy is a birth related injury to the brachial plexus nerve resulting from medical malpractice. The brachial plexus nerve is located on the right and left side of the neck, between your neck and shoulder areas. It is important to contact a lawyer early in the diagnosis and a lawyer with experience in this type of case. Our New York lawfirm is dedicated and passionate about helping families cope with the devastating effects Erbs Palsy has on a child from the legal, financial and emotional perspectives.

An aggressive Erbs Palsy lawyer protects you. Contact our New York lawfirm with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island for a free, confidential consultation. Our consultation will help you understand the complex legal, financial and medical issues that face you and your child.

Erbs Palsy law in New York is complicated from both a legal and medical perspective. The term “Erbs Palsy” is a term used which includes different types of birth related brachial plexus injuries.

The brachial plexus nerves can be injured in many ways and typically occurs during child birth. Your child’s birth/delivery records may indicate an avulsion, rupture, neuroma or damage to the brachial plexus nerve. It is important that you get medical treatment for your child immediately. Call us right now to discuss your legal rights and our opinion on how you should proceed, time is of the essence.

Birth Injury Articles, Causes, Lawyers, Attorneys, Cases, Awards – 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

There is nothing more natural and amazing as a woman giving birth.  However, every year doctors cause countless mistakes during pregnancy, the birthing process and labor resulting in egregious and catastrophic injuries to new borns and their mothers.  , especially ”baby brain damage” cases as they are callously referred to are very complex.  As such, if anyone believes their child has been victimized by a doctor they should immediately consult with competent legal counsel experienced in these types of complex cases.

The following article describes the complexities lawyers experienced in these cases are required to navigate through to fight and win on behalf of their clients.

01/31 – National Legal News

A mother and father from Honolulu filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Tripler Army Medical Center earlier this month for actions that they claim resulted in their daughter’s bilateral cerebral palsy.

Bilateral cerebral palsy is a heartbreaking and very debilitation result to a doctors mistake.  It typically involves countless years of struggle for both the family and the child victimized both physically, emotionally and economically.

David and Celia McCraw allege that while Celia was in labor with their daughter, Kayla, a fetal heart monitor revealed that the child began to experience severe heart rate decelerations. The parents claim in their lawsuit that these symptoms indicated that Kayla was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen, and that a Caesarian section birth should have been performed.

It always blows my mind how a doctor, in this day and age, would not simply perform a Caesarian section birth at the first sign of heart rate abnormalities.

Celia McCraw stayed in labor a total of 10 hours before giving birth, at which point it was discovered that Kayla’s umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around her neck, the McCraws allege. In an effort to resuscitate Kayla, a breathing tube was placed down her throat; however, the lawsuit alleges that the tube was placed into Kayla’s esophagus instead of her trachea. It was roughly 30 minutes before the mistake was discovered.

Complacency is the plague of our society.  There should never be a time when a doctor should put his or her guard down during a delivery or during a woman’s pregnancy for that matter.

The McCraws are suing for unspecified damages. Kayla suffers from bilateral cerebral palsy and requires physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

My heart goes out to the McCraws.  There is nothing that we can do to reverse the heartache they have undergone.  But what lawyers can do is make our clients lives easier by vigorously litigating birthing injury cases like this.  The monetary compensation they receive will pay for the exorbitant life time expenses they will incur in medical costs and care for their child who has been victimized by this horrific medical malpractice.

Tripler Army Medical Center has not commented on the lawsuit.

If you or anyone you know has a child suffering from cerebral palsy, bilateral cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy please contact the aggressive, caring lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation or email us for a free confidential consultation right away.  Do not delay, the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.  Please feel free to visit the resources of our website if you have questions on what cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy is or what causes cerebral or erbs palsy.

Medical Malpractice Cases, Moving out of Courts? – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008


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