When a Baby Suffers Injuries to the Brachial Plexus …
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that runs from the neck through the shoulder and down to the arm and hands. It those nerves are ruptured or torn at the time of birth, the baby will have a serious injury that will require surgery and physical therapy.
Brachial Plexus ∙ Klumke's Palsy ∙ Erb's Palsy
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When a baby is forcibly pulled from the birth canal, too much force can cause damage to the brachial plexus. At Snyder & Wenner, P.C. in Phoenix, our lawyers know how to investigate medical records and determine how the injury occurred,
- Often when a baby is larger than normal or when some other reason causes it to have a difficult time getting through the birth canal, the doctor should probably have diagnosed the problem earlier and delivered the baby through C-section.
- Klumke's palsy or Erb's palsy, or damage to the brachial plexus can vary in the amount of damage done. In the most serious cases, the damage can cause a permanent injury. Surgery and physical therapy can improve the prognosis.
- Did the doctor adhere to accepted standards of care? Did a failure to monitor the fetus and determine the need for a C-section cause the injury? Our medical experts can work with us to determine what happened — and what should have happened under accepted standards of care.
In Arizona and nationwide, the medical malpractice attorneys at Snyder & Wenner, P.C. are known for our ability to handle complex cases that involve serious injury. Review our verdicts and settlements. If you suspect a doctor's error cause your baby's brachial plexus injury, contact us for a free consultation.