Seattle Erb’s Palsy Attorney

Representing Birth Injury Victims and Families in Washington

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most joyous and exciting moments in any family’s life. But when a baby suffers an injury due to medical negligence or error, that joy can quickly turn into anguish, fear, and uncertainty.

If your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy – a type of brachial plexus injury caused by trauma during childbirth – it is critical that you consult an experienced birth injury attorney who can help fight for you so that those responsible for your baby’s injury are held accountable. 

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we understand the unique challenges Washington families face as they struggle to care for their children in the wake of an injury like this. We are here to help you through this difficult time and fight for your family’s rights so that you can focus on providing your little one with the best possible care.

Our Seattle Erb’s Palsy Attorneys Are Here to Help

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we have extensive experience representing families in Erb’s palsy cases, and our team provides personalized attention and compassionate guidance throughout the entire process. We will review your case, answer any questions you may have, and explain how we will work to obtain justice for your family. 

You can trust that we will stand by your side every step of the way and provide you with the personalized attention and compassionate guidance you need as you navigate this difficult situation. We understand that no amount of money can ever make up for what your family has been through, but it can help ease some of the financial burden that comes along with raising a child with special needs. 

We're Ready to Help

If you believe that your child has developed Erb’s palsy due to medical negligence during labor and delivery, reach out to us online or call us at (206) 208-0318 to schedule a consultation.

Understanding Erb's Palsy and Its Causes

Erb's palsy, also known as brachial plexus palsy, is a type of birth injury caused by trauma to the brachial plexus nerves during childbirth. These nerves are responsible for controlling movement in the shoulder, arm, and hand. If they become stretched or torn during delivery, it can result in significant weakness or paralysis of the affected limbs. In addition to physical impairments, babies with Erb's palsy may also experience chronic pain and sensations of burning or tingling in their arms and hands. 

This type of nerve damage can be caused by a variety of factors, including: 

  • Excessive pulling or stretching of the baby’s neck and shoulders during delivery
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • An improper delivery response to shoulder dystocia (when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck in the mother’s pelvis)
  • Improperly managed breech deliveries (when the baby is born feet first)

Seeking Damages for Your Child's Injury

Parents are entitled to seek compensation for their child's injuries if a medical professional was responsible. Compensation can help pay for the treatments, therapies, and other services needed to help your child manage their injury. At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, our experienced Erb’s palsy attorneys help families in the Seattle area secure substantial settlements and verdicts for their children’s birth-related injuries. 

Parents pursuing legal action after their child has suffered a birth injury may be able to seek financial compensation for the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, behavioral therapy and other rehabilitation care needs
  • Equipment and home modification expenses
  • Travel and transportation expenses
  • Educational needs
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional distress 

Understanding Washington's Statute of Limitations for Birth Injuries

In Washington, parents of children who have suffered a birth injury have a limited time period in which to file a medical malpractice claim on behalf of their injured child. This time limit is known as the medical malpractice “statute of limitations”, and courts apply the limit strictly. The statute of limitation for birth injuries in Washington is somewhat complex; many factors go into determining the particular time limit in any given case, so you should not delay in contacting an attorney to analyze that time limit. If you fail to file a suit before the time limit expires, your case can be dismissed from court.

Act Now: Contact a Seattle Birth Injury Attorney

If you have reason to believe that your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical error or negligence, it is imperative that you seek the legal guidance of an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Notwithstanding the requirements set by Washington’s medical malpractice statute of limitations, timely action can help ensure that critical evidence is available to make the strongest case possible. 

If you believe your child has suffered from Erb's palsy due to medical malpractice or negligence, contact Schroeter Goldmark & Bender online or call us at (206) 208-0318 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Why Choose Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

Experience and Expertise

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we bring a wealth of experience in birth injury cases, including Erb's Palsy. Our dedicated team of attorneys understands the complexities involved in proving medical negligence.

Compassionate Advocacy

We approach each case with compassion, recognizing the emotional toll on families dealing with birth injuries. Our attorneys work tirelessly to seek justice for those impacted by Erb's Palsy, ensuring they receive the compensation needed for medical care, therapy, and other related expenses.

Resources for Thorough Investigations

Our firm has the resources to conduct comprehensive investigations, including collaboration with medical experts who can provide valuable insights into the standard of care and causation.

Proven Track Record

With a track record of successful birth injury cases, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender has earned the trust of clients in Seattle and beyond. We are committed to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, holding negligent parties accountable.

We believe in fighting for justice for those affected by medical negligence. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need to cover medical bills, ongoing therapy, and other costs associated with this condition.

Contact Schroeter Goldmark & Bender by calling (206) 208-0318 today to discuss your Erb's palsy case with a Seattle attorney who cares.

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