If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury during birth, it is important to contact an attorney right away. A brachial plexus injury occurs during the birthing process and is also called Erb’s Palsy. When the baby is being delivered, sometimes the head is delivered but the shoulders are stuck, called shoulder dystocia. Freeing the baby can result in a number of injuries, including a brachial plexus injury.
Injuries to the brachial plexus are often preventable and if your child suffered damage it could be the result of negligence or malpractice.
There are four different types of brachial plexus injuries, with the symptoms of each being fairly similar. The severity of the injury can determine whether it will heal over time, have to be surgically repaired, or cause lifetime damage.
It is important to find an experienced attorney who understands the laws of the jurisdiction in which you live. If your baby has a brachial plexus injury, an attorney can help you claim any compensation that you and your baby deserve.