Brachial Plexus Injuries
If your baby suffered a brachial plexus injury during childbirth, the injury could affect him or her for the rest of their life. If the injury was caused by a doctor's mistake, you could be entitled to compensation.
Contact the Savannah brachial plexus injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group for help securing fair compensation to help cover the medical costs associated with this devastating injury. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us anything unless you recover compensation.
The brachial plexus is a series of nerves that control muscles in the shoulders, arms and hands. These nerves can be injured if they are stretched, compressed, ripped or torn away from the spinal cord.
Common signs of damage to the brachial plexus include:
A child may suffer from one of two types of brachial plexus injuries including:
These injuries are often the result of mistakes made by doctors during the delivery of your baby, including:
Applying too much pressure to the baby's head. If the infant's shoulder becomes lodged against the mother's pubic bone, the doctor may apply too much pressure to the head and shoulders to get the baby out.
Misusing tools to aid the delivery. Infants are vulnerable during childbirth so doctors must be careful when using vacuums or forceps to aid in the delivery. A good doctor knows when to use these tools and how to do so safely. Negligent doctors could apply too much force to the infant's skull, which can strain the neck and shoulders and damage the brachial plexus.
Allowing breech births. In a breech birth, the baby comes out feet first instead of head-first, which is how most babies are born. Doctors need to know how the baby is positioned so they can safely perform a breech birth, without putting extreme pressure on the baby's neck, head and shoulders.
Doctors can avoid these injuries by monitoring the mother and the baby in the hours and days leading up to the birth and during the birth itself.
If your baby suffered a brachial plexus injury because of a negligent doctor, you may be owed compensation. The Savannah brachial plexus injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group have an impressive record of winning fair compensation for many of their clients.
In order to prove that a doctor was liable for your baby's brachial plexus injury, your attorney needs to show that the doctor did not uphold the standards of care established within the medical community. A doctor may be held responsible for negligence if they failed to act as other medical professionals would in a similar situation.
Examples of not upholding the standard of care during childbirth include:
Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case requires a lot of resources and skill. The Nye Law Group's Savannah brachial plexus injury lawyers have decades of experience building strong medical malpractice cases against negligent doctors. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. Your initial consultation is free and you do not pay us anything unless we secure you just compensation.
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Babies who have suffered a brachial plexus injury require expensive medical treatment that can often last throughout their lifetime. Our Savannah brachial plexus injury attorneys can help you fight for the maximum compensation you need to help cover those expenses. You may be entitled to compensation for:
Contact the Savannah brachial plexus birth injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group to review your claim. If your child’s injury could have been prevented, you deserve fair compensation to help them recover from their injuries. We understand that this is a difficult time and we want to help your family recover physically and financially.
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