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Infant Brachial Plexus – West Palm Beach


Brachial plexus refers to the group of nerves around the shoulder. The weakness of arms, hands, and fingers or and loss of movement may occur if these nerves are damaged which is called brachial plexus injury. This injury may take place in infants at the time of birth due to the negligence of doctors. Even after learning a lot about the causes and dangers which are associated with brachial plexus, it is still one of the most common birth injuries faced by many newborns every year.

Causes for Brachial plexus injury

  • There can be a number of causes for brachial plexus injury:
  • Infant’s shoulder can be pulled harder at the time of delivery.
  • Pressure can be put on infant’s shoulder during breech delivery.
  • Infant weight and size will become large.
  • The Doctor incurs improper pressure at the time of delivery.
  • The Doctor doesn’t use the birth tools properly.

Types of Brachial plexus injuries

  • Neurapraxia
  • Erb’s Palsy ( rupture)
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Neuroma

How medical negligence causes brachial plexus injury – West Palm Beach

People living in West Palm Beach genuinely rely on medical professionals for their health care matters of day to day life but if a doctor fails to hold the standard of care then it leads to medical negligence. At the time of child’s birth if a doctor is unable to realize or act according to the changes of woman’s condition, misuse the forceps, put extensive pressure on the newborn shoulder and is unable to prevent shoulder lodging then the child is more likely to suffer brachial plexus injury.

How can a personal injury attorney help?

A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if your child was injured due to the negligence of the doctor, however, nothing can be done to bring your child back to the uninjured state but you can have compensation on whatever happened wrong and justice for your child which may help you in his future therapies, for better treatment, to bear medical equipment cost and future surgeries and caretaker cost. Parents are even entitled to claim for the compensation of the cost of complications during the birthing process.

Hiring a Personal attorney lawyer at Percy Martinez Law Firm

When a child is born it is considered to be a joyous occasion but birth injuries can affect the happiness of all the family members. If you think that your child’s brachial plexus injury is due to the medical negligence then you have all rights to file a birth injury claim. The injury can be mild or severe but it may involve a lot of costly procedures or even surgeries to treat it. The attorneys at Percy Martinez Law firm are experienced to deal with such cases with dedication and fight for the rights of injured who can’t even speak for themselves.

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