Recovering Compensation For Brachial Plexus Injuries
During birth, your baby was caught behind your pelvic bone. Now, he or she can’t move an arm normally — or at all. You have been told that your child’s brachial plexus injury is more severe than most and may cause permanent damage.
And you wonder: Is your baby the victim of medical malpractice?
Talk To A Birth Injury Attorney About Your Child’s Brachial Plexus Injury
At Sokol & Associates, P.C., our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a birth injury case. Our firm’s founder, Larry Sokol, has more than 40 years of experience helping medical malpractice clients obtain just compensation for their injuries.
What Is A Brachial Plexus Injury?
Also called “Erb’s Palsy,” a brachial plexus birth injury occurs when the brachial plexus nerves between a baby’s spinal cord and shoulder/arm are stretched or torn. It is the direct result of shoulder dystocia and any other trauma to the brachial plexus nerves.
Most brachial plexus injuries are the result of stretched nerves and go away in a matter of months. Others, however, such as brachial plexus rupture, avulsion and neuroma, can require surgical repair or lead to lifelong nerve damage.
The extent of your child’s Erb’s Palsy will help determine how much compensation he or she should fairly receive in a birth injury lawsuit. This is because a birth injury recovery covers not only past and current medical bills, but also future expenses such as rehabilitation costs, and the pain and suffering the injury has caused and will cause in the future.
Birth Injury Lawyers Serving The Portland Area And Beyond
To learn more about recovering compensation after a brachial plexus injury, call 503-575-9683 to schedule a free case evaluation with the birth injury attorneys at Sokol & Associates, P.C.. We serve medical malpractice clients throughout Oregon.