Will any legal compensation paid to my family cover the cost of treatment?
It is challenging to predict just how much care your child will need. Your attorney should be committed to make sure you have enough financial resources to cover any future Erb’s palsy costs that could arise.
An experienced erb’s palsy attorney will work to get you an amount that includes all potential expenses that go above and beyond treatment bills, including lost income, special education, counseling, etc. The attorney should also work to get you compensation for the emotional harm the medical mistake causes, like pain and suffering.
What is the outlook for children with Erb’s Palsy?
Prognosis for a child diagnosed with Erb’s palsy will depend on a number of factors, such as degree of nerve damage and access to treatment. For severe nerve tears, surgical repair may be the only hope to regain normal function. For some children with extensive damage, they will need to learn to adapt to life with a permanent physical disability.
Will legal compensation ensure my child’s recovery?
Erb’s Palsy treatment is frequently successful, especially when efforts like physical therapy are consistent over time. Nerve repair surgery has also helped restore arm, hand, and shoulder function for many lucky children. As with any condition, there are no guarantees regarding prognosis. However, compensation from a successful medical malpractice claim can help your family afford the best care possible and improve your access to the most advanced procedures and therapies available today.
If I suspect a problem, who should I see to diagnose my child?
If you suspect your child may have a brachial plexus injury, you should see a new doctor as soon as possible. After an Erb’s Palsy diagnosis , an experienced attorney can help inform you of your legal rights and start a comprehensive investigation.
How long do I have to file an Erb’s Palsy case?
The statute of limitations on Erb’s palsy medical malpractice claims is different in every state. Contact the birth injury attorneys associated with this website as soon as possible to prevent any filing bans.
Where can I get more information about Erb’s Palsy?
You can schedule a free consultation with your birth injury legal team for answers to all of your Erb’s palsy questions. In the meantime, please visit any of the following organizations for more details:
- Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation
- National Institutes of Health, Brachial Plexus Injuries
- National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
- National Brachial Plexus/Erb’s Palsy Association