Northeast Ohio Delivery Nerve Damage Attorney
Brachial plexus birth injuries are preventable and are are caused when the nerve bundles between the shoulder and neck are harmed during child birth. These types of injuries are generally caused from pulling or pushing a baby forcefully during child birth.
There are a number of types of brachial plexus injuries, which include:
Potential disorders as a result of brachial plexus injuries can include:
- Erb's Palsy
- Klumpke's Palsy
- Horner's Syndrome
- Complete Palsy
There are certain risk factors during one's pregnancy that can be identified with brachial plexus injuries. Physicians have a duty to take certain preventative measures when such risk factors are present.
These risk factors for brachial plexus injury can include:
- Excess weight gain during the pregnancy
- Obese or small mothers
- High fetus weight
- Mother's of advanced age
- Maternal diabetes
- Small pelvises
- Long gestation
- Lengthy labor
- Breech position
The best way to prevent brachial plexus injuries is through a c-section. There are also several other actions a doctor can take if a c-section is not an option. The best way to prevent these types of injuries is through early detection.
Symptoms of brachial plexus injuries include paralysis of the hand, wrist, arm or shoulder. The ability to treat is usually in direct correlation with the severity of the injury. Treatment can include physical therapy or surgical intervention. These injuries can result is permanent disability.
If your child child has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury and you suspect that it may be the result of obsetrical or medical malpractice, please contact our Cleveland Ohio brachial plexus injury lawyers today.
We have the resources, knowledge and experience to fully investigate and determine whether you have a claim to offset the extensive medical costs and lifetime care associated with these types of injuries.