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Failed Vacuum Extraction And Excessive Force During Delivery Cause Erb’s Palsy In Baby

A baby’s shoulder was stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. The physician tried many things to deliver the baby, including use of vacuum extractors. Finally, the physician pulled the baby out by her arm, causing the nerves in the neck and shoulder to tear, resulting in the baby’s arm being paralyzed, a condition called Erb’s palsy.