The birth of a child should always be a joyous occasion, one marked by hope for the future. Unfortunately, the reality does not always match the ideal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Some of these are impossible to predict or avoid. However, too many of them are the tragic result of medical malpractice.
One of the most common and potentially debilitating of all birth diseases is Erbs palsy, a condition that compromises a childs ability to use the shoulders, arms, and hands. Erbs palsy is caused by the stretching of the brachial plexus, the collection of nerve roots in the spine to which the nerves of the arm are connected. The sev