Bringing a child into the world can be one of the most incredible experiences of your life, but some mistakes made during the delivery can lead to devastating consequences. Many babies in Oregon and across the country suffer from Erb's Palsy, a condition that can occur when a doctor makes crucial errors at the time of birth.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, if a doctor attempts to pull the baby from the birth canal and stretches the neck to the side, severe damage can occur. You will often become aware of the problem if you notice that your child has limited mobility in one arm. This can range from total paralysis to a localized weakness.