Chicago Brachial Plexus, Erb’s Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy Lawyers | Romanucci & Blandin
Brachial plexus is one of the more common birth injuries and is also referred to as brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy are injuries that result from shoulder dystocia. If the medical professional uses too much force when they try to remove the baby’s shoulder, they can stretch the baby’s brachial plexus nerves and cause serious injury to the baby. These injuries can also occur during a breech delivery if there is excessive pressure placed on the baby’s neck and arms.
Erb’s Palsy is the result of a birth injury in which one or all give of the primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to the arms and shoulder is affected. Paralysis from this type of injury can be partial or full. Klumpke’s palsy is damage sustained to the lower plexus. This can also lead to paralysis or weakness that is the result of stretching the nerves during delivery.
There are warning signs of shoulder dystocia, and the mother’s physician should be looking for these and find ways to prevent it or develop a plan to dislodge the shoulder without causing injury. You may be entitled to compensation if you are a victim of medical negligence.
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Oftentimes, brachial plexus injuries can heal on their own, but some can result in a lifelong injury. If the injury is more severe, the baby can have loss of movement or feeling, disfigurement or paralysis. If your child has been the victim of medical negligence and has suffered a brachial plexus injury, our attorneys are here to help you with your case.
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