The brachial plexus is a packet of nerves vital to communications between the spinal cord and a person’s shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. While the majority of brachial plexus injuries—also referred to as Erb’s palsy—are able to heal and do not require extensive treatment, badly tearing or stretching the brachial plexus can result in potentially irreparable damage. Careful monitoring of your baby’s condition is critical.
Brachial plexus palsy occurs in anywhere from two to five out of every 1,000 births. It can be caused by a number of dangerous birth situations, including but not limited to, short mothers, mothers with pelvic abnormalities, and mothers with gestational diabetes are at a greater risk for shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus. Babies are also at an increased risk if they are larger than the average birth weight.
Determining if your child’s injury could have been prevented is a job for an experience medical malpractice lawyer. The Clore Law Group has helped other families following a preventable birth injury recover financial compensation for medical expenses. Contact us today for a free review of your case.
Types of brachial plexus injuries
A brachial plexus injury can be divided into four categories—
- Avulsion, where nerves are torn away from the spinal cord
- Ruptures, where the nerve is torn but not directly from where it attached to the spinal cord
- Neuroma, where a torn nerve heals but is prevented from communicating with the spinal cord due to scar tissue
- Neuropraxia, where the nerve is stretched but not actually torn
If your doctors informs you your child suffered injury to the brachial plexus, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The Clore law Group is experience in birth injury claims and can explain if the specifics of your situation warrant filing a lawsuit.
Contact a Brachial Plexus Lawyer
Not all attorneys handle birth injury claims. These claims are complicated, costing the firm both time and money to pursue. The Clore Law Group is a trusted referral counsel for attorneys across the country in these cases. If our attorneys believe your child’s injury could have been avoided, we’ll accept your case on a contingency bases. That means we earn our fees when we win your case. We’ll cover all the cost associated to your lawsuit. Don’t wait a minute longer. Contact us today is your child suffered a brachial plexus injury.