The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that relays impulses from a person's spinal cord to his or her shoulder and arm. If the person's shoulder is pressed down while his or her head is pulled up, it can stretch these nerves or even tear them out of the spinal cord. These injuries are common in infants whose shoulder dystocia was improperly treated during delivery. Medical providers who attempt to forcefully pull a stuck baby out of the birth canal can easily cause brachial plexus injury and Erb's palsy.
If you were told your child suffered a brachial plexus injury during the birth process, contact me, attorney Brian E. Clare. I have decades of experience in birth trauma cases and other personal injury and medical malpractice matters in Kentucky. My mission is to recover the compensation you and your child need both today and into the future.
Symptoms Of Brachial Plexus Injuries
Such injuries may result in:
- Severe pain in the neck or shoulder
- Weakness in an arm or hand
- Paralysis of the arm, hand or fingers
$850,000 Settlement For A Girl Injured 17 Years Earlier
A 17-year-old girl came to see me after she was involved in a minor car accident. During the consultation, I noticed that her left arm had obviously been injured at some point in time. She informed me that she had suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth. She also said that her mother had consulted a lawyer not long after the birth, but that attorney declined the case.
I filed a lawsuit against the OB-GYN, who had retired, and obtained an $850,000 settlement for the girl nearly two decades after the injury had taken place.
To schedule a FREE initial consultation with me about your child's injury, call my Louisville office at 502-589-6190 or 502-736-4754. You can also reach me online. I only charge contingency fees in these cases.