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Erb's Palsy Lawyer in Oregon

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If your infant developed Erb's palsy during childbirth, there may be grounds to pursue legal action under the law. Our team at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. is focused on advocating for the interests of victims of medical malpractice in Portland. The National Trial Lawyers named our lead counsel as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state. Mr. Block holds the distinction of being selected for inclusion in the Oregon Super Lawyers® Edition 2014. Super Lawyers® is a list of lawyers who have shown a commitment to providing their clients with outstanding legal service in their field.

Our Portland birth injury & malpractice lawyer has more than 20 years of experience serving people from all walks of life. We are compassionate advocates who understand the toll an injury can have on a person. Our firm believes that an attorney should not just advocate in the courtroom—we work to establish solid relationships on the foundation of care and sensitivity. We genuinely care about getting a favorable outcome of our clients.

Understanding Erb's Palsy

The medical condition of Erb's palsy is a birth injury that happens when an infant's arm is somewhat or fully paralyzed because their shoulders nerves have been damaged in some manner. A loss of motor functions in your child's arm can have serious consequences for his or her ability to function, which can cause unnecessary delays upon his or her development. This can create significant obstacles in your child's life that he or she does not deserve.

Many errors can lead to the development of Erb's palsy, including:

  • Failure to perform a necessary C-section
  • Using excessive force
  • Improper use of
  • Not handling an infant correctly

Fight for the Maximum Compensation You Deserve

Giving birth should be a joyous and happy occasion for you and your family. When things go wrong, it can be extremely overwhelming and emotional. We place our trust in obstetricians to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our children throughout the labor and delivery process, and they are highly trained to respond to any potential scenario that may arise.

A doctor or nurse's negligence can result in physical pain for you and your child, but it can also mean that you family will face years of emotional suffering and financial burdens. The treatment involved in helping a child overcome Erb's palsy can be extremely expensive and time consuming. At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we believe that you should not have to suffer the financial consequences of malpractice.

Treatment for Erb's palsy may require:

  • Nerve graft surgery
  • Nerve transfer surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Range-of-motion exercises

These treatments can take several months or even years to reverse the symptoms of Erb's palsy. Even still, many children who have suffered from this condition will experience discomfort and weakness in the arms, shoulders, or hands for years to come. While you may have additional treatment options available as your child grows, this only means further medical bills that you should have had to face in the first place.

Talk to a Qualified Portland Attorney Today

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., our medical malpractice lawyer is committed to serving the needs of victims of doctor negligence. We believe that obstetricians should be held to a high standard of professionalism, as they hold our children's lives in their hands. All cases our firm provides representation in are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you will only pay if we can recovery compensation. We have successfully obtained millions in recovery on behalf of clients, and are ready to fight for you!

Call our firm or complete our online form to arrange your free case evaluation!

Why You Can Trust Our Firm to Fight for You
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Bereaved
  • Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Included in the Listing of Oregon Super Lawyers® of 2014 and 2015
  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Featured in Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Sidebar Publication
  • We work on a contingency fee basis - you don’t pay unless we win!