Category: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Keywords: Erb's Palsy, Dystocia, Legal (PubMed Search)
In follow up to my Shoulder Dystocia Pearl
Dr. DePriest Whye has some legal pearls for us:
Erbs Palsy( Brachial Plexus Injury) is a known complication of shoulder dystocia and is due to traction on the arm that causes stretching of the brachial plexus.
Erb's Palsy cases are difficult to defend. They are impossible to defend with improper documentation.