If you were told that your newborn has a brachial plexus injury, it means that the baby’s shoulder was injured during labor and delivery. Specifically, the nerves in the shoulder become stretched or torn, usually when the shoulder is caught on the mother’s pelvic bone. In this type of birth injury, damage to the nerves causes partial or complete paralysis of the arm.
Brachial plexus injuries are sometimes caused by negligent actions by medical providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives and anesthetists.
Although some babies recover, others have permanent damage. Treatment such as nerve grafting or tendon transfers may be required if the nerves were torn (avulsion). However, children whose arm function has not returned after one year will probably have residual damage and loss of function and may need ongoing physical therapy to maximize their strength.
At Elk & Elk, our attorneys understand the anxiety parents experience when a baby has a brachial plexus injury. We are dedicated to helping parents whose babies are injured because of mistakes by medical providers.
If your child has a brachial plexus injury and you are wondering what you can do, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call 1-440-442-6677 to learn how we can help.
Experience and results
Our law firm has been helping people in Ohio for more than 50 years. During that time, our attorneys have won significant verdicts and settlements for clients who were injured because of another party’s negligence. In fact, many of the awards have been the largest in their respective counties.
Babies with brachial plexus injury may require expensive treatment and therapy. Our lawyers help parents obtain the resources needed to care for their child.
Call us now for a free consultation
If your baby was injured during birth, call us today. Our attorneys and staff know what you’re going through and will do everything we can to help you and your child. Contact us online or call us at 800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation.