Misdiagnosis & Delay In Treatment of Erb's Palsy

Erb’s Palsy is the paralysis of the arm caused by a birth injury. In such circumstances a baby’s arms are raised which exerts an excessive amount of pressure on them, causing injury to the brachial plexus. Erb’s palsy misdiagnosis and delays may arise where there has been failures with prenatal care, errors during the birth and poor antenatal care.

Types of Erb’s Palsy Misdiagnosis & Delay in Treatment 

When the duty of care of a medical professional falls below the required standard, it can potentially result in Erb’s Palsy. Such errors include:

  • Misdiagnosis of mothers with cephalopelvic disproportion and incoordinate uterine activity
  • A delay in informing senior doctors of distress to the baby and prolonged labour
  • A delay in carrying out cesarean section resulting in ventouse delivery or forcep delivery
  • Misdiagnosis of baby’s position prior to delivery
  • Misdiagnosis of macrosomia (large baby)
  • Delay in prescribing labour inducing medication
  • Misdiagnosis and a delay in treating Nuchal birth, when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the babies neck resulting in ventouse and forcep delivery
  • A delay in diagnosing and treating Erb’s palsy with physiotherapy or other treatment methods
  • A delay in providing surgery on the nerves if non-surgical treatment is unsuccesful
  • And other Erb’s Palsy misdiagnosis and delay in treatment errors

Depending on the circumstances of the birthing process, Erb’s palsy may cause limited movement or complete paralysis of the arm. Furthermore, a delay in diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy can exacerbate a patient’s condition, as treatment provided for the patient in the first year of their life may have a significant impact on their recovery.

If you or a loved one has suffered a form of Erb’s Palsy misdiagnosis and delay in treatment, Mistreatment.com may be able to assist.

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