Childbirth Arm, Shoulder and Nerve Injuries
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves stretching from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand. When trauma to the brachial plexus occurs during childbirth, it can leave the arm without function. If you suspect that your child may have experienced an injury during childbirth, seek medical attention and legal advice as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation if negligence was involved.
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At Nagel Rice, LLP, our attorneys will help you pursue justice for your child’s birth injury. We try cases, and we produce results. Contact Nagel Rice, a top litigation firm in New Jersey, at (973) 618-0400 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers.
Medical Malpractice During Birth
Brachial plexus injuries typically occur during birth when the baby’s shoulder is over-stretched while passing through the birth canal. Often, difficult births are foreseeable and preventable. If your child is suffering from Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia or any form of brachial plexus injury, your doctor’s negligence may have contributed to your child’s condition.
Complications are typically the result of an obstetrician’s action or inaction, such as failing to perform a C-section based on a baby’s large size, and excessive use of pressure on the baby’s head, neck, or shoulder. Brachial plexus injuries can cause the following symptoms:
- Paralyzed arm
- Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
- Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand
Call Nagel Rice at 973-618-0400 or send us an e-mail. Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex Counties; we have offices in Roseland and New York City.