Chicago Brachial Plexus Injury Attorney
Fighting to Restore Order After Your Injustice
The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves stemming from the spinal cord that control movement of the shoulders and arms. Often during difficult births, and through the mistakes of obstetricians and nurses, these nerves are damaged in infants, causing lifelong effects. In many cases, these injuries will require specialized therapy and living accommodations.
It’s important to know that if your child suffered from a brachial plexus injury occurring during delivery, there is relief available. Our team of Chicago birth injury attorneys have been fighting for patients’ rights to fair compensation for over 135 years collectively, winning millions of dollars for our clients. We know you’ve been hurt and we feel you are entitled to compensation.
Causes of Brachial Plexus Injury
These injuries are common because of the location of the brachial plexus – right in the area of the collar bone and shoulders, which also happens to be the most difficult part of the infant to breach in birth. If doctors and nurses do not handle this part of birthing correctly, injuries can occur.
Brachial plexus injuries usually occur as a result of:
- Excessive use or misuse of vacuum extractors
- Excessive use or misuse of forceps
- Failure to consider infant’s position in birth canal
- Failure to consider size of the infant
- Failure to perform emergency C-section
Doctors and nurses should be aware of the most common risks during difficult deliveries and be prepared to enact the proper solutions in order to promote the health of you and your child. When this is not done, families suffer, and our firm steps in to see that fair compensation is given.
Securing Your Dedicated Legal Team
As a result of brachial plexus injuries, children often suffer a great deal of pain, stiff joints, muscle atrophy, loss of feeling in their arms, and even permanent disability. We know that a settlement or verdict will never reverse the damage done to your child and your family, but we feel it is only fair that you are given the financial ability to provide the accommodations your child will need moving forward.
Call our Chicago birth injury attorneys today at (312) 313-0266 to begin your fight for compensation. It will start with a free consultation, and you owe us nothing until we win in your case.