Brachial plexus injury refers to weakness or inability to move 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. Erb’s palsy affects the upper and lower arm, and Klumpke’s palsy affects the hand. If your baby was diagnosed with a brachial plexus birth injury, we encourage you to contact a D.C. brachial plexus injury lawyer from 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 not have to suffer for another’s negligence, especially when it comes to medical care. If you need a seasoned Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer you can depend on, you are in the right place.
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.
Brachial plexus birth injuries can result from:
Breech deliveries, larger-than-average newborns, and doctor errors increase the risk of brachial plexus injury. Our team attorneys can investigate your case to determine if any of the following doctor mistakes occurred at birth
Symptoms of this type of injury will show soon after birth. If you notice any of the following signs, your child may have suffered a birth-related brachial plexus injury:
To set up a free consultation with our nationally recognized firm, please contact the D.C. birth injury lawyers at Simeone & Miller, LLP today.