I'm sorry to hear about your grandson. The injury you described sounds like a severe erb's palsy. Also, keep in mind that a brachial plexus injury is a marker for a traumatic delivery. Hopefully, there will be no other problems but you should keep a close watch on his development. You may also want to contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. There has been a recent legal decision here in New York which may be of interest to you which discusses an erb's palsy lawsuit and some of the common legal issues involved in this type of medical malpractice case. http://www.atdlaw.com/2012/03/28/defendants-junk-science-argument-thrown-out-by-new-york-court-in-erbs-palsy-case/
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Your grandson has a potentially extremely large medical malpractice claim against the hospital. Retain a birth injury lawyer to pursue a claim. You may read about birth injury lawsuits on my website. Good luck to you.
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