Erb’s palsy is a form of brachial plexus palsy. It is named after Wilhelm Erb, the doctor who first described the condition.
The Brachial plexus is a network of nerves, which are located near the neck that give rise to all the nerves of the arms. These nerves provide movement, sensation, and feeling to the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers.
While palsy means weakness, Erb’s palsy is a condition in which the brachial plexus nerves in the neck region are affected, and an infant having this condition may lose control, sensation, and feeling in the arms, hand, and fingers.
Let’s discuss the case of Erb’s palsy and the legal and financial avenues available to you in these circumstances.
When is Erb’s palsy developed?
The condition of Erb’s palsy is developed in infants at the time of delivery. It is common in difficult childbirth, such as the cases in which a child is unusually large, or the labor goes on for a long time.
The injury to the neck is caused by pulling on the shoulders of the infant comes out head first, pressure on the arm in a breech position, or pulling to the side of the infant’s head as it comes out of the birth canal. Sometimes the injury is caused by the negligence of doctors and other medical staff who pull too hard or cause injury to the brachial plexus.
Most children with Erb’s palsy recover entirely after their birth. Physical therapy and exercises help in healing and prevent permanent stiffness.
However, some infants may not be able to recover from this condition with physical therapy and require surgery or other forms of medical treatment to recover from this condition. In some cases, the infants do not recover at all and live with the condition throughout their lives.
Lawsuit funding for Erb’s palsy injury victims
If you are the parent of a victim of Erb’s palsy injury due to another person’s negligence, you may have a claim for the medical expenses required for the treatment of the condition, the pain and suffering caused to you, and the lifestyle changes due to the injury.
However, an Erb’s palsy claim may take months or years to be finally decided. During this difficult time, you can apply for Erb’s palsy pre-settlement loan. Baker Street Funding’s lawsuit advance solutions provide financial assistance to parents of victims of Erb’s Palsy.
When you apply for a settlement loan with Baker Street Funding, you can get a funding decision in 24 or less from the time your lawyer sends your case file. If your application gets approved, you’ll get access to that cash advance pre-settlement immediately after you and your lawyer signs the lawsuit loan agreement.
Get a lawsuit cash advance at any stage of the Erb’s palsy claim and pay your financial liabilities while the case settles.
Interest rates for lawsuit loans with Baker Street Funding start at 2.95% simple (non-compounding) for all Erb’s palsy victims.
Get in touch with Baker Street Funding at (888) 711-3599 to learn more.