Some birth injuries, such as Erb’s palsy, may be preventable injuries. Erb’s palsy is an injury to the nerves in the neck and shoulder that can occur when the baby’s shoulder becomes lodged under the mother’s pelvic bones during delivery. These nerves, known as the brachial plexus, may be compressed, stretched, or torn. This may cause either temporary or permanent nerve damage. Because these nerves are responsible for both the feeling and motion of the arm, wrist, and hand, the child’s ability to have full movement or sensation in the affected arm may be compromised. Erb’s palsy injuries can range from limited motion to complete paralysis. Medical Malpractice can offer birth injury and malpractice information and resources to parents in and Washington D.C. that have children with birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy.