Brachial Plexus Injuries
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that runs from the arm, across the shoulder to the spinal cord. Complications during birth can result in brachial plexus injuries that can leave the child seriously impaired. A common cause of these injuries is the child getting caught on the mother’s pelvic bone, causing the nerves to stretch or rupture.
Brachial plexus injuries can result in:
- Erb’s palsy: complete or partial paralysis of the hand and/or arm
- Klumpke’s palsy: damage to the nerves of the hand and arm, resulting in the hand resting in a backwards position
Medical negligence is not always to blame for a brachial plexus injury, but it often is. These birth injuries can force a child to live with a disability for his or her lifetime. Our dedicated attorneys in Pittsburgh understand the physical, emotional and financial toll a brachial plexus injury can have and are prepared to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Did your child suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth? Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh brachial plexus injury lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.