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Brachial Plexus Injuries

Lawyers for brachial plexus injuries

Brachial plexus injury is caused by birth trauma, usually the child's shoulder becoming stuck on the mother's pelvis. The resultant stretch from the forces of labor, operative delivery (vacuum or forceps) and obstetrical traction can lead to a stretch or avulsion (tearing) of a group of primary nerves, called the brachial plexus, that supply movement and feeling to the arm. Paralysis can be partial or complete; the damage to each nerve can range from bruising to avulsion.

A team of highly trained lawyers with the resources and the experience to deliver the representation you need

Elk & Elk's team of medical malpractice lawyers offers the medical resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate malpractice claims. We also have physicians and nurse consultants on staff who can let you know whether you and your loved one have a claim.

If your child has been injured by the mistake of a doctor or other medical provider and you need legal help, let the team at Elk & Elk work for you. Contact us online for a free legal consultation about your child's condition or call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO.

Helping you get your children the help they need

Some babies recover on their own; others may require specialist intervention. Pediatric neurosurgery and/or nerve grafting is often required for an avulsion. Lesions may heal over time and function may return in total or partially. Although many children less than a year old recover range of motion, individuals who have not yet healed after this point will rarely gain full function in their arm. Early intervention with neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics can maximize recovery through therapies, nerve grafting and tendon transfers.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if your baby has a brachial plexus injury

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case assessment and take a few minutes to complete the no-obligation online contact form to further assist our staff in understanding your specific legal needs.