A brachial plexus injury ocurs when the network of nerves that control a baby's hand and/or arm is damaged during the delivery process.
How Brachial Plexus and Erb's Palsy Injuries Occur
When an infant is too large to pass through the mother' vaginal canal, the baby' shoulder can become lodged behind the mother' pubic bone after the head has been delivered. If the doctor elects a vaginal delivery in this instance rather than a c-section, the baby may suffer a brachial plexus injury if physician improperly pulls or twists the baby' head which can stretch, tear or otherwise the nerves.
Medical Malpractcie Attorney - Chicago, Illinois
When a baby suffers a brachial plexus injury, qualified pediatric neurologists, rehabilitation physicians, and physical occupational therapists can help combat the effects this injury. Unfortunately, this level of care often requires a tremendous amount of time, money, and effort. If you believe your child may have suffered a brachial plexus injury or Erbs Palsy injury because of medical malpractice, we invite you to contact please contact the Chicago Medical Malpractice Office of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.