If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nA Difficult Delivery Can Result in Erb\u2019s Palsy & Other Kentucky Birth Injuries\r\nIt\u2019s amazing how quickly you can expand your vocabulary with extensive medical terms you had never even heard before. As your child\u2019s doctor throws words your way, such as \u201cErb\u2019s palsy\u201d or \u201cbrachial plexus,\u201d you may find yourself in a daze trying to process what he or she is trying to say. You may research these terms until the wee hours of the morning, as you attempt to determine how your child suffered this type of\u00a0Kentucky birth injury.\r\n\r\nErb\u2019s palsy is one of the many birth injuries that can result from a difficult delivery. It involves weakness or paralysis of the arm caused by a nerve injury.\u00a0\r\nTo fully understand this injury, you must first become familiar with the anatomy of the arm. The nerves in the arm are connected to a group of nerves close to the neck, known as the brachial plexus. This nerve group is what controls the feeling and motion in the fingers, hand and arm.\r\nFactors that lead to Erb\u2019s palsy\r\nThere are a number of factors that can lead to Erb\u2019s palsy, most of which are linked to a challenging delivery. Some of these factors include:\r\n\r\n \tBreech birth (feet first delivery)\r\n \tPulling excessively on the shoulders during birth\r\n \tLarger than average baby\r\n \tBaby\u2019s head and neck drawn to the side upon exiting the birth canal\r\n\r\nMany medical advances have been made over the years, which have prevented countless birth injuries. Unfortunately, if a doctor doesn\u2019t implement one of these necessary techniques, the child can suffer Erb\u2019s palsy.\r\nWhere to go for help\r\nIf you were told that your child has Erb\u2019s palsy, you may not have been informed of the true reason the condition occurred. You owe it to yourself and your family to get to the bottom of what went wrong and who should be held responsible for your child\u2019s injuries.\r\nFor more information or answers to your questions, contact an experienced\u00a0Kentucky birth injury attorney\u00a0at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.\r\nThe consultation is free.