Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent children who have become disabled due to a brachial plexus injury during childbirth. Brachial Plexus birth injury is a very serious condition and can be caused due to the negligence of the doctor, hospital, or nurse at the time of delivery. When the conditions is the result of a medical mistake, it can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injury In Children
An injury to the Brachial Plexus affects the nerves that control muscles in the shoulder, arm, or hand. If a child suffers from Brachial Plexus injury they may experience the following:
- Permanent disability
- Muscle atrophy
- Loss of feeling
- Stiff joints
Causes of Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
Brachial plexus is a combination of nerves that involves movements to your spinal cord, shoulders, arms, and hands. Injuring these nerves can be caused from injuries suffered in accidents, sports, but most commonly childbirth. During delivery, a baby’s shoulder can become stuck, also known as shoulder dystocia, and unfortunately, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are negligent and use inappropriate techniques to get the shoulder unstuck. However, these negligent techniques, such as using excessive force to pull on the head can result in a Brachial Plexus injury to the newborn baby.
File A Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Lawsuit In Michigan
There are risks involved in the delivery of children and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. However, if your child suffers from Brachial Plexus injury it may have been caused by the negligent act of a doctor, nurse, hospital or medical staff during the delivery. Some acts performed by health care providers that are considered medical malpractice and you may be able to sue for Brachial Plexus birth injury include:
- Failing to recommend a C-section if there is sufficient risk of shoulder dystocia
- Applying excessive lateral traction to the baby’s neck if shoulder dystocia occurs during vaginal delivery
- Failing to determine that the baby’s shoulders are too large to fit through the birth canal
- Failing to properly estimate the weight of the baby
Contact A Michigan Brachial Plexus Lawyer
If you suspect that your child suffered a brachial plexus birth injury due to medical negligence, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your birth injury case may be barred forever. Call our top rated attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. You can also submit the GET HELP NOW box on this page and an attorney will call your shortly.
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