Brachial Plexus Injury
Brachial plexus injury during a medical procedure is usually associated with a complication of a vaginal delivery called shoulder dystocia. Sometimes an infant can recovery from a brachial plexus injury if the damage is not severe. Medical malpractice issues involving brachial plexus injuries are complicated and center on establishing that mistakes were made, or that the level of care provided fell below the standard reasonably expected to be followed during care and treatment.
Additionally, adults as well as children can suffer traumatic injury to the brachial plexus and the radial, median, and ulnar nerves that originate at the brachial plexus. Blunt trauma suffered during high-speed vehicular accidents, including motorcycle accidents, accounts for many instances of brachial plexus injuries. Gun shot wounds can also result in such injuries, or general nerve injuries.
If you, or someone you care about, has suffered nerve damage, or a brachial plexus injury, call and speak to one of our attorneys now.