New York Brachial Plexus Lawyer
A birth injury during delivery doesn’t just hurt your baby, it affects your entire family, emotionally and financially. When your child is in pain, it’s made even more difficult knowing the cause is medical error, and that your child could have lived a normal, care-free life.
Several of the most common birth injuries involve the brachial plexus nerves, and result from shoulder dystocia during a difficult delivery. This birth complication occurs when a medical team has difficulty delivery the baby’s shoulder. It can result in bruising, swelling or tearing of the nerves that extend to the shoulder, arm, wrist and hand.
This group of injuries includes Brachial Plexus Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Duchenne’s Palsy, and can range from mild to severe injuries. They may be either temporary or permanent, and can cause the baby to lose the ability to flex and rotate the arm. In the most severe cases, numerous surgeries and lifelong physical therapy may be necessary. If you need a New York Brachial Plexus lawyer, we would like to speak with you. We offer free consultations, so you don’t need to worry about spending added money on legal services when you’re weighed down with expensive medical bills. When we meet with you, we’ll review your child’s medical records to determine if medical error caused the brachial plexus injury and discuss your options.
New York Brachial Plexus Lawyer
Some brachial plexus nerve injuries aren’t severe and recover naturally with time. In other cases, you may need a New York brachial plexus lawyer. The most severe cases of these birth injuries lead to several surgeries and lifelong physical therapy. You shouldn’t be forced to pay for medical care due to medical negligence. There are four general types of injuries associated with the brachial plexus nerves. In a stretch/neuropraxia/praxis injury, the nerves are damaged, resulting in swelling, bruising, over-stretching or compression. The severity of this damage varies greatly from case to case and is sometimes temporary.
Neuroma results from scar tissue around the initial injury that impairs the baby’s movement, because the nerve can’t communicate normally with the muscle. Surgery to remove the scar tissue is a standard procedure in these cases. The two most serious injuries are rupture and avulsion, and both usually involve permanent damage. Rupture involves tearing in the brachial plexus nerves and surgery is required. With avulsion, the nerve is torn from the spine, leaving the child’s arm paralyzed and flaccid.
New York Brachial Plexus Lawyer Services
Since 1987, the law firm of Trief & Olk has provided numerous legal services to a wide variety of clients. If you or a loved one has a legal need, please contact us to find out more specific information about our firm or for a free consultation to discuss how our firm can help to resolve your case. Our law offices can be reached via telephone at (212) 486-6060 or by completing our confidential online form. When you fill out the form, include a detailed and thorough description of your case. We look forward to serving your needs.