Maryland Erb’s Palsy Lawyers
OUR EXPERIENCEAt Spector & Kopec, we represent victims of medical malpractice, including children with Erb’s Palsy. Our lawyers each has over 20 years of experience in handling cases. We are listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for medical malpractice, based on a vote of other lawyers.
We probably handle more Erb’s Palsy cases than other lawyers in Maryland. You can see on the results tab on this website the newspaper article on a $1.5 Million jury verdict in Baltimore we received for a girl with an Erb’s Palsy injury. We have recovered settlements for many other children with Erb’s Palsy injuries. Other examples of settlements and jury verdicts are also on the Results tab.
ERB’S PALSYErb’s Palsy is an injury to an arm that can occur to a baby during birth. It usually happens when the baby’s head comes out during delivery, but the baby’s shoulder gets stuck. The doctor tries to deliver the baby by pulling on the baby’s head. This pulling stretches the nerves that run from the baby’s neck down into an arm. The result can be permanently damaged nerves.
An arm injured by Erb’s Palsy is often shorter and smaller than the other arm. It also can be limited in its use. For instance, the arm may not be able to carry things or reach overhead for items.
MONEY DAMAGESIn an Erb’s Palsy case, there are a number of types of damages that can be recovered. In Maryland, a patient can recover money damages for pain and suffering in the past, and pain and suffering that will occur in the future. The cost of past medical bills can be awarded, and so can the cost of medical care, therapy, and equipment that will be needed in the future. In addition, the claimant can recover money damages if the injury limits the jobs that he or she can do in the future.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)The following are questions that we are frequently asked about medical malpractice cases.
What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is the failure of a doctor or hospital to treat a patient according to professional standards, and that failure results in injury or death of the patient. Doctors and hospitals have insurance for their errors, just like drivers have car insurance in case they don’t drive carefully and cause an accident.
What Went Wrong? The Doctor Won’t Tell Me. At Spector & Kopec, we hear this question from many clients. Unfortunately, when there is a bad medical outcome, many doctors don’t communicate with patients and their families. The good news is that we can get an answer to this question for you through medical research, review of the medical records, and consultation with expert doctors.
My Family Member Died. Should I Request An Autopsy? Yes! Sometimes an autopsy is required in order to obtain sufficient information to prove a medical malpractice case. There is no reason to not request one. If you are told that you cannot have one or that you have to pay for it, contact Spector & Kopec immediately.
When Do I Have To Sue? The time period to bring a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. There are different statutes of limitations for different claims. Contact Spector & Kopec today to find out when you have to sue.
What Will This Cost Me? At Spector & Kopec, we advance the expenses of the lawsuit. There is no cost to you unless we get a recovery for you. The initial consultation is free.
Do I Have To Get My Medical Records? Some lawyers will tell you to get your medical records and then call them back. This can be a costly and time consuming process. At Spector & Kopec, we will get your medical records and evaluate your claim.
What Types Of Medical Malpractice Are There? Medical malpractice can occur during any type of treatment or procedure. At Spector & Kopec, we have handled medical malpractice cases in numerous areas, including:
- • Birth Injury (Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s palsy)
- • Wrongful Death
- • Surgical Errors
- • Emergency Room Mistakes
- • Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
- • Anesthesia Errors
- • Failure to Treat Blood Infections (Sepsis)
- • Infectious Diseases
- • Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots)
- • Pediatric Malpractice
- • Medication Errors
What Compensation Can I Get? There are different types of damages that can apply, depending on the case. They include compensation for pain and suffering, past medical bills, future medical costs, and lost wages. Contact Spector & Kopec now to discuss your potential compensation.