Brachial Plexus Injuries
Long Island Birth Injury Lawyers
There is a network of nerves that extends from the spinal cord through the neck and shoulder and down into the arm, hand, and fingers. Called the brachial plexus, this set of nerves is susceptible to injury in a difficult labor and delivery. One potential source of trouble is shoulder dystocia, wherein the baby’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone during delivery. If shoulder dystocia is mismanaged, the brachial plexus nerves may be stretched or even torn. Paralysis can result.
If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury during delivery, talk to a Long Island birth injury lawyer at The Sanders Firm. We are here to offer you compassionate support and knowledgeable legal insight during this difficult time. Your child may be facing surgery, physical therapy, or a life forever changed due to his or her injuries. Our goal is to recover the full and complete compensation to which your child is entitled, to help him or her face a more fulfilling and stable future.
To discuss your case and needs, please give us a call at (516) 209-2502. Your consultation is free and strictly confidential.
Consequences of a Brachial Plexus Injury
When the brachial plexus nerves are torn, stretched, or even pulled from the spinal cord, the following conditions can result (they will vary in severity depending on the extent of nerve damage):
- Erb’s palsy, which affects the shoulder, arm, and elbow area.
- Klumpke’s palsy, which affects the wrist and hand.
Representing Families in All NYC Boroughs & Across New York
Obstetrical brachial plexus injuries are rare, occurring in less than 1% of live births in the U.S. each year. When they do occur, it is important to determine whether they have been caused by improper maneuvering of an infant presenting with shoulder dystocia, a doctor’s failure to recommend a C-section for a large infant, or another type of malpractice or substandard medical care.
Our Long Island birth injury attorneys are here to help by offering caring support and the resources needed to investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth injury. Together, we can determine what went wrong and how to proceed with a case.
Call (516) 209-2502 today to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.