What is a Brachial Plexus Injury?
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connect around the neck, arm, shoulder, and spine. A serious birth injury can occur if the baby is pulled too hard during labor, ultimately tearing or severing the nerves in the brachial plexus area.
A brachial plexus injury will result in nerve damage, affecting movement and sensation in the arms, wrists, and hands. Children with brachial plexus palsy, sometimes referred to as Erb’s palsy, may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Limp or paralyzed arms or hands
- Lack of muscle control in the arms, hands, or wrists
- Lack of feeling or sensation in the arms or hands
- Facial paralysis
While some brachial plexus injuries will heal on their own, most brachial plexus injuries are permanent. Although you may not be able to cure your child of a brachial plexus injury, you can provide them with medical treatment, physical therapy, and surgery to improve their condition.
How We Can Help
If your child has suffered a brachial plexus injury, and you think a doctor, nurse, or hospital may be to blame, you should consult an experienced New York brachial plexus lawyer at the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin. Providing your child with the medical treatment, physical therapy, adaptive equipment, and any other care he or she may need can be expensive. To ensure you have the financial resources you will need to care for your child’s medical care and treatment, contact a New York medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin. We will consult credible experts, review the medical records, and conduct an investigation to determine what happened during the delivery process. If it is discovered that a doctor or nurse made a mistake that caused your child to suffer a brachial plexus injury, you will have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for damages.
Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
The Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits and has recovered over $100 million for its clients
If your child has been a victim of medical malpractice that resulted in a brachial plexus injury, you deserve to be compensated. Contact the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin today at (914) 686-4000 to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated New York medical malpractice attorney.
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