Brachial Plexus Injuries
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Brachial injuries are a nightmarish experience for any new parent. As one of the most common birth injuries in the United States, brachial plexus injuries subject thousands of families to emotional and financial hardship each year. If your family is struggling after a birth injury, there is hope.
As described in more detail below, brachial plexus injuries are often a result of medical malpractice. If you are feeling hopeless after a medical professional injured your child, Birth Injury Guide is ready to help. Our database is meticulously curated to provide the best names in birth injury law throughout the United States. We want you to know that your family deserves the best possible legal representation and are ready to make sure you find it.
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What Is a Brachial Plexus Injury?
The brachial plexus is a dense network of nerves located between the neck and shoulders that control the muscle function of the chest, shoulder, arms, and hands. Besides movement, the brachial plexus nerves also provide feeling to the upper limbs. Injury to the brachial plexus is a risk during birth. Depending on how severe the damage is, infants may experience temporary loss of movement or feeling. In the worst cases, a permanent loss of certain motor function or feeling results from brachial plexus nerve damage. When an individual has brachial plexus damage, they experience limited or no movement with affected areas, a distinct claw-like curving of the hand, and muscle spasms.
Brachial plexus injuries include:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Total Plexus Involvement
- Horner’s Syndrome
- Klumpke’s Palsy
What Causes a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury?
Medical malpractice is frequently the cause of brachial plexus injuries. When labor is particularly difficult, the use of tools such as forceps can cause damage an infant’s brachial plexus. If a doctor or nurses stretches a baby or subjects him or her to excessive force during delivery, nerve damage will occur. For this reason, doctors are trained to recognize the possibility of a brachial plexus injury and take every step to avoid one.
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If medical professionals injured your child during birth, they must be held accountable for failing to meet the basic standard of care. Brachial plexus injuries can take months to years of recovery time. Infants must get physical therapy or sometimes require surgery to regain function. Forcing a child and their family to go through this is unfair—in many cases, families are unable to afford quality care. When a family is struggling to care for their child when they should be enjoying every moment, it’s time to call an attorney to help.
A qualified birth injury attorney will fight to get your family what it takes to properly care for your child. With the help of a birth injury lawyer, families will be able to focus on the process of healing instead of worrying about their financial security. What many families don’t realize is the best legal representation is available to them, no matter their income or budget. Birth injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. These fees mean that an attorney will not collect payment unless you get a verdict or settlement.
Your child deserves recovery, and Birth Injury Guide’s network of lawyers is designed to find the best lawyers in your area who can get results on your behalf. With the nation’s leading authorities on birth injury law on our list, you can be certain that your child’s injury will receive the attention it deserves.
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When a baby is disproportionately large relative to the due date or the size of the mother.
Babies born prior to 37 Weeks are at a heightened risk of birth injury and often have complicated medical problems.
Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)
Size and/or shape of mother's pelvis was not adequate for baby to be born vaginally.
Occurs when a baby is deprived of oxygen to it's brain, before, during or after delivery. This can lead to a variety of severe brain injuries.
Labors lasting longer than 20+ hours can cause HIE, cerebral palsy, infection, sepsis, meningitis and many other issues to the baby.
Abnormal Birth Position
Babies born face first, feet first or buttocks first are at risk as the baby could become stuck in the birth canal.