Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries: Helping Parents Seek Answers And Justice

About five babies per 1,000 births suffer brachial plexus injuries, the United Brachial Plexus Network estimates. Although the risk may seem small, brachial plexus injuries have serious consequences for those they affect, including lack of muscle control and partial or complete paralysis.

The exact number of brachial plexus injuries that occur every year is unknown; however, the Toledo brachial plexus lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., believe one brachial plexus injury is one too many. If your baby suffered nerve damage because of a medical provider's negligence and is an unfortunate victim of a brachial plexus injury, contact us to see if you have a medical malpractice claim.

To schedule your free consultation, call 419-408-9431. We are available 24/7 to serve you. Start learning more about your legal rights and options today.

Brachial plexus injures often happen when trauma to the shoulder occurs during birth

Brachial plexus injuries occur when the group of nerves that control signals from the spine, shoulder, arm and hand are damaged. The severity of a brachial plexus injury depends of the extent of nerve damage, but can cause partial or complete paralysis. Brachial plexus injuries are often the result of shoulder trauma during birth.

Experienced lawyers supporting the rights of newborns and their families

When birth trauma results from the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, the attorneys at Elk & Elk can help the injured baby and his or her family to obtain the compensation they deserve. We help with a wide range of debilitating birth injuries, including the following types of brachial plexus injuries:

  • Neuropraxia, which is the most common type of brachial plexus injury. The nerve stretches or is damaged, but is not torn.
  • Rupture, which occurs when the nerve tears, but is not torn from the spinal cord attachment.
  • Neuroma, which occurs when the nerve tear and heal, but scar tissue forms on the injured nerve. This causes pressure and prevents the nerve from carrying signals to the muscles.
  • Avulsion, which is the most severe brachial plexus injury. It happens when the nerves are torn from the spine.

Brachial plexus injuries may cause lack of muscle control in the hand, wrist or arm or a lack of sensation or feeling in the arm or hand. While some injuries heal on their own with time, other brachial plexus injuries need extensive medical treatment and care.

A law firm striving for the best results

Elk & Elk's attorneys have achieved some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Ohio over the past decade. When you work with us, you will work with an entire team of nurses, other medical professionals and experts to help us prove the merits of your case. We are dedicated to making sure that you obtain the justice you need and deserve.

Questions? Schedule a free attorney consultation today.

Elk & Elk is are available 24/7/365. If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury because of a  medical provider's negligence, our legal team can provide you with experienced, knowledgeable representation.

For a free case evaluation, call 1-800 ELK-OHIO fill out our free, no-obligation online contact form. In most cases, our clients owe us nothing up front and owe us nothing unless we obtain a successful outcome. When you contact us, be sure to ask about our no fee promise.

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