A brachial plexus injury, also known as shoulder dystocia and Erb’s Palsy, involves nerve damage to the nerve roots that extend away from the spinal cord and down through a newborn’s neck, shoulder and arm regions. Damage can range from weakness throughout the arm, forearm and hand, to diminished reflexes and paralysis.
At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., our Scottsdale attorney is, and has always been, dedicated to giving a voice to injured babies and those who love them. We provide experienced and dedicated medical malpractice representation that can help make a difference in young lives that have been compromised by the negligence of others.
To speak with attorney Kleinschmidt regarding your birth injury claim, call 480-951-3949, or contact us by e-mail.
Protecting Your Right To Full And Fair Compensation For Birth Injuries
Babies require careful medical attention throughout pregnancy, as well as during labor and delivery. When their care is compromised, they can suffer brachial plexus injury or shoulder dystocia.
A brachial plexus injury can occur when:
- A child is too large (macrosomia) to fit through the birth canal
- The baby is in the breech position
- The baby’s arm or shoulder becomes stuck during extraction
- Forceps or vacuum extraction is not properly performed
This type of birth injury can also occur in pregnant mothers with gestational diabetes or Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD), as well as those mothers who suffered a rupture and should have been provided alternative treatment options such as a cesarean section (c-section).
Whether your child suffered nerve damage, fetal distress or another birth injury due to labor or delivery complications, we will work hard to protect your family’s right to full and fair compensation.
We Care About The Families We Serve
When obstetricians, midwives, nurses and birth units at hospitals fail to provide you and your baby with the proper standard of care, our firm is committed to helping you hold them accountable. We work closely with parents to explore short and long-term treatment options their child may need moving forward. From surgery to extensive physical therapy, our goal is to ensure that you have access to the resources you will need today and tomorrow.
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Brachial plexus injury and other birth injuries are often preventable. If your doctor failed your child, please contact us online or by calling call 480-951-3949 to see if we can help. Consultations are free, we advance all costs for a case and there are no attorney fees unless you recover. We provide representation to people throughout the Phoenix area.