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Brachial Plexus Palsy

A serious injury that requires an experienced lawyer

Brachial plexus palsy is an injury that can be devastating. The loss of ability in one arm or parts of the upper body can seriously hinder your ability to work, earn a living and even get around the house. The treatment and physical therapy required to rebound from an injury to the brachial plexus is lengthy and expensive. If you experienced nerve damage or other injuries, a lawyer can help you determine whether it was the result of negligence.

The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock serves Northern Californians who have been the victims of negligence. Our firm has more than three decades of experience representing those with injuries like brachial plexus palsy. If you are facing a long, expensive recovery, we can help.

What type of accidents result in damage to the brachial plexus

The brachial plexus is a cluster of nerves that extend from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand. Bruising, inflammation or a separation of those nerves can result in pain, numbness, tingling or even the inability to use your hands and arms. Injuries to the brachial plexus can result from a variety of different types of accidents, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Violent blows or strikes
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace accidents

Car accidents, workplace injuries and other typical causes of brachial plexus injuries are often the result of another person's negligence. Someone else may be liable for the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation and missed work.

What is Erb's palsy, and is a doctor responsible for it?

A doctor or other medical provider is liable for injuries to the brachial plexus if due care was not employed in diagnosing the injury or if the conduct caused or exacerbated the injury. A type of brachial plexus injury known as Erb's palsy occurs from injuries sustained during birth. Erb's palsy is a condition that occurs when an infant's shoulder strikes the mother's pelvic bone during the birthing process. Injuries to the brachial plexus that occur in this manner often leave children with permanent loss of use in their arms or shoulders.

Erb's palsy is often preventable if doctors exercise due care. A doctor who fails to use due care during the birthing process is liable for damages as a result. Someone afflicted by Erb's palsy requires compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation, treatment and other fees. If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with Erb's palsy, the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock can inform you of your options for recovery.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our offices in Oakland and Concord

Injuries to the brachial plexus are serious and require considerable, lengthy rehabilitation. Someone affected by Erb's palsy faces a lifetime of difficulties. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock represents those who have suffered damage to the brachial plexus as a result of another person's negligence. Call us at (510) 839-7722 or contact us online to schedule a no-cost initial consultation at our office in Oakland or Concord. Street and lot parking is available.