What Is Brachial Plexus Palsy?
Brachial plexus palsy is a neurological condition whereby the nerves in the brachial plexus (the cluster of nerves that extend from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand) get damaged, resulting in the loss of use of the arm or upper body.
Injury While Giving Birth
A brachial plexus palsy injury often occurs during birth when a baby’s shoulder becomes lodged during delivery and the nerves become stretched or damaged, causing limited use of the arm muscles.
Other Types Of Incidents That Cause Brachial Plexus Palsy
In addition to delivery, brachial plexus can result from other types of accidents, including:
These types of incidents are often caused by the negligence of another party. When this happens, victims have the right to recover compensation to pay for the damages, including the costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation and lost wages, stemming from their injury.
Parents of babies born with Erb’s palsy may have additional recourse options if the condition was caused by a negligent physician or hospital staff member who failed to exercise reasonable care.
Legal Assistance For Victims Of Brachial Plexus Palsy And Their Families
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with brachial plexus palsy and you believe the cause was due to a negligent party, reach out to our team at the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock.
Our founding attorney, Robert Schock, has more than five decades of experience handling personal injury cases, including those involving brachial plexus palsy, for Northern California.
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If you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with a lawyer, call 510-922-0887 or send our team an email. We offer free consultations and charge no fees until we recover for you or your loved one. We have offices in both Oakland and Concord.