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Erb's Palsy

Erb's Palsy Attorney in Hawaii

U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Medical Malpractice Firm

The negligent actions of a doctor or nurse during the birth of a child can result in serious injuries to the baby, Erb's Palsy is one of many conditions that can result from a traumatic birth.

  • What It Is? Erb's palsy is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the brachial plexus, or the nerves in the upper portion of the arms.
  • What Causes It? Many babies born with Erb's palsy developed the condition because of traumatic birth. The infant's shoulders can have difficulty passing through the birth canal, pulling on and damaging the nerves in the process. This is especially true in cases involving shoulder dystocia and providers who failed to adequately assess complications, such as a breech birth or large fetus.
  • What's the Result? Babies born with Erb's palsy may suffer total or partial paralysis of the arm and neck. Common symptoms that can lead to diagnoses include: infant not moving arm or hand, little to no reflexes in the affected area, arm bent at the elbow and not moving, and poor grip in the hand on the affected side.

Bostwick & Person, LLP has recovered over $1 billion for clients, and millions for victims of medical malpractice and preventable birth injuries. Call for a FREE consultation.

If Your Child Was Diagnosed with Erb's Palsy

If your child was hurt by a medical practitioner during labor or delivery, contact a Honolulu birth injury attorney to find out about personal injury compensation.

Physicians and other health care providers are expected to maintain a standard of care when treating patients. When their substandard actions result in illnesses or injuries, they can be held liable for damages.

This can include compensation for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical treatment and care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home care

Bostwick & Peterson is a nationally renowned civil trial firm that has successfully represented many families with complicated medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits. We have a comprehensive understanding of medical malpractice statutes, and can help prepare your claim. Attorneys at our firm can also be relied on to seek maximum damages for your child's injury.

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Erb's Palsy can be the result of damage to some or all of the nerves in an arm.

Many times the condition will improve over time with daily physical therapy. In some situations, however, the injury can lead to a permanent disability. Our Hawaii Erb’s palsy lawyers can review your case free of charge and inform you of your legal rights and options.

If your child was diagnosed with Erb's palsy, contact Bostwick & Peterson today.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.


Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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