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Induced Labor Might Help Prevent Brachial Plexus Injury in Babies

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 The results of a new study show that in the case of pregnant women who are obese, elective induction of labor at 39 to 41 weeks of gestation may be a far better choice in order to prevent a difficult labor and delivery. The study, done by researchers at the Rollins School of Public Health […]

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What Causes Erb’s Palsy or Brachial Plexus Injury?

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 Injuries that babies suffer during the labor and delivery process can lead to lifelong disabilities and extreme emotional issues for parents and caregivers. Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury is characterized by weakness or paralysis of the arm of the child. It often occurs during a labor and delivery that is abnormal or difficult for […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About the Challenges of Living with Erb’s Palsy

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 If your child has suffered a birth injury that caused Erb’s palsy, you know that your child may be permanently disabled. Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by injury to nerves in the brachial plexus. This is essentially a network of nerves near the neck, which provide movement and sensation to the shoulder, arm, hand […]

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Can Erb’s Palsy and other Birth Injuries be Prevented when Delivering Bigger Babies?

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 A study of 4,000 pregnant women in the United Kingdom may determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury. The clinical trial is led by a partnership between University of Warwick and other entities. It is expected to help decide if inducing birth in certain […]

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Family Shares Story about Brachial Plexus Injury or Erb’s Palsy

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 A woman whose son suffered from Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury at birth is sharing her story to create more awareness about this preventable injury, which is often caused by medical or hospital negligence. These types of injuries are said to occur in about one to three out of 1,000 live births in the […]

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Delaware Jury Awards $3 Million in Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Case

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 A Superior Court jury in Delaware issued a $3 million verdict against an obstetrician who was accused of forcefully pulling a baby put by his head during delivery causing the newborn’s right arm to be paralyzed. According to a USA Today news report, the lawsuit filed in 2014 in New Castle County Superior Court alleged […]

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