The Brachial Plexus is a system of nerves near the neck that controls movement
in the arm and shoulder. Depending on the degree of the injury, damage
to the brachial plexus can result in temporary pain and numbness or lasting
motor problems and paralysis in the arm.
Compensation for Brachial Plexus Injuries
If you suspect that a negligent doctor or medical professional caused your
child's brachial plexus injury, you may be entitled to compensation
on your child's behalf. Compensation from a birth injury lawsuit can
be used to cover any damages associated with the injury, such as:
- Physical Therapy
At Habbas & Associates, we have more than 175 years of collective legal
experience and are prepared to put it to work for you and your family.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay us unless we
win your case. Contact a San Jose
birth injury attorney from our law firm today to see how we can benefit you and your family.
What causes a brachia plexus injury?
Any number of factors can contribute to a child's brachial plexus injury.
Generally, this type of injury occurs when the child's neck and shoulder
become lodged against the mother's pelvic bone during birth. This
shoulder dystocia, and, if handled incorrectly, can damage the nerves in the brachial plexus.
Other risk factors include:
- Breach Births
- The Baby's Size
- Induced Birth
- Use of Vacuum Extractor
- Forceps During Delivery
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At Habbas & Associates,
our team is committed to helping our clients recover full and fair compensation
for their child's injuries. If you believe that a negligent doctor
hurt your child during labor and delivery, call our office today and ask
free, no-obligation case evaluations.