Brachial Plexus Injuries

Washington DC Birth Injury Lawyer

Brachial plexus injury refers to weakness or loss of movement of the arm caused by damage to the collection of nerves in the shoulder area during birth. Brachial plexus injuries usually affect the upper arm, but other forms may affect different areas. For example, Erb’s palsy affects the upper and lower arm, and Klumpke paralysis affects the hand. Breech deliveries, larger-than-average newborns, and doctor errors increase the risk of brachial plexus injury.

Brachial plexus birth injuries can result from:

  • The infant’s head and neck pulling toward one side as the shoulders move through the birth canal
  • Pressure on the infant’s raised arms during a feet-first (breech) delivery
  • Pulling on the infant’s shoulders during head-first delivery

If you believe your infant has suffered a brachial plexus injury during birth, it is urgent to retain experienced legal advocacy right away. Our legal team has the resources, skill, and knowledge to fight for your rights and adequate compensation.

To schedule your free consultation, call our Washington DC birth injury attorneys today. We are here for you.

Signs & Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injury

Symptoms of this type of injury show soon after birth. If you notice any of the following signs, your child may have suffered a brachial plexus injury:

  • The arm is bent at the elbow and is held against the body
  • The baby has a decreased grip on the injured side
  • There is no movement in the infant’s upper and lower arm or hand
  • Absence of Moro reflex (involuntary response to stimulation) on the affected side

In some cases, brachial plexus injuries can be attributed to doctor negligence, and depending on the circumstances, may be grounds for a medical malpractice case. Our team of Washington DC birth injury attorneys can investigate your case to determine if any of the following doctor mistakes occurred at birth:

Believe You Have a Birth Injury Case? Call Simeone & Miller, LLP Today

If your baby was diagnosed with a brachial plexus birth injury, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible to explore your options for legal recourse. Our experienced and award-winning team may be able to help you pursue maximum compensation for your child’s life-altering injury. You should and your family should not have to suffer for another’s negligence.

To set up a free consultation with our nationally recognized firm, please call the Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers at Simeone & Miller, LLP at (202) 888-0872.