Attorney(s): Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein
Erbs Palsy, sometimes diagnosed as brachial plexus palsy, is generally a preventable birth injury with the correct medical care by the doctor performing the delivery. Nearly 3 infants per 1,000 deliveries result in the infant’s arm hanging limply from the shoulder due to improper delivery methods used. That is exactly what happened during the delivery of our client in a Bronx hospital. Her right arm and shoulder were damaged when the doctor and nurses chose to proceed with a vaginal delivery even after the infant was deemed too large for the birth canal. The delivery doctor pulled with too much force causing our clients Erbs Palsy. The case was settled with the doctor’s insurance company after depositions and was handled by Andrew Finkelstein together with co-counsel.