If your baby suffered an injury to the brachial plexus nerves due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The Colleran Firm is an established and respected group of medical malpractice attorneys who can help your family recover damages from the negligent party. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia brachial plexus lawyer, please call (215) 972-8000 today.
Brachial plexus injuries are often referred to as Erb’s palsy (paralysis of the upper brachial plexus). These are birth injuries that can affect a baby’s development for months or a lifetime, depending on the nature and severity of the injury.
The brachial plexus is a nerve network that carries signals from the cervical spine (neck) to the shoulder, arm and hand. The nerves can be damaged during birth if the fetus’s shoulder gets caught behind the mother’s pubic bone (shoulder dystocia). If the nerves are severely torn or stretched, the damage may be permanent.
Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Some babies will need only physical and occupational therapy to recover. Others will need neurosurgery in addition to rehabilitative therapy. It is important to work with experienced, knowledgeable specialists during your child’s treatment.
The medical care and therapy for brachial plexus injuries can last for many years. Your family will need considerable financial compensation to pay the medical bills and cover other losses.
We understand that filing a brachial plexus lawsuit against a doctor or hospital sounds intimidating but if your child has suffered serious injuries you deserve to have an attorney answer your questions. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online today.