Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed as a Result of Brachial Plexus Injuries

A South Carolina couple has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Conway Medical Center, Inc., Olukayode Akinjala, M.D., and Health Partners of South Carolina, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that their child’s birth injuries, including brachial plexus injuries, stem from medical negligence in that the physician was negligent in administering Pitocin for a prolonged period and at an excessive dosage, when the fetus was already hyperstimulated. They also charge the physician with failing to advise the mother of C-section as an option, among other allegations. The brachial plexus injury involves damage to the nerves in the shoulder that may lead to paralysis in the arm and hand.

Holly Haines