Why does my child who was born in Illinois have a birth injury such as cerebral palsy or erbs palsy?

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During labor and delivery, a child may be deprived of oxygen, and the failure to recognize fetal distress or timely perform a C-section may be negligence. 

A permanent Erb's palsy is a serious injury which will prevent normal use and movement of an arm. This may occur as a result of negligent excessive traction used by the doctor during delivery.

Answered 01/09/2014

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