$900,000 settlement of Erb's Palsy case against obstetrician

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

A client of John Fisher settled her child's case for $900,000 for a permanent nerve injury known as Erb's Palsy suffered at birth.

The delivery record of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY stated that "moderate traction" was applied to the baby's head resulting in the nerve injury.  The pulling, or traction,on the baby's head during a vaginal delivery caused a permanent nerve injury to the brachial plexus, or nerves extending from the spinal canal in the neck to the arms.

The baby underwent an operation at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas by world renowned Erb's Palsy physician, Rahul Nath, M.D.  The child continues to have difficulty with overhead movements of his left arm.