Among the many cases an experienced New York birth injury attorney handles are those involving Erb’s Palsy. A case recently filed in South Carolina demonstrates how medical negligence might have resulted in Erb’s Palsy.
A mother in South Carolina was found during prenatal exams to exhibit polyhydramnios—or excessive amniotic fluid around the baby. At a later examination, the medical staff saw a “need for labor precautions”. When the mother was admitted to the facility for labor, the doctor administered Pitocin to induce labor. The mother manifested hypertonic contractions, and the baby was found to have an excessively accelerated heart rate. Throughout the labor, higher dosages of Pitocin were administered, and the mother was never presented with the option of a C-section.