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Brachial Plexus Palsy

Brachial plexus nerve injuries include Erb’s Palsy and Klumpe’s Palsy. Erb’s Palsy refers to injuries to the upper nerve roots.

The Brachial plexus is a network of nerves located between the shoulder and the neck. The brachial plexus nerve network comes from the spinal cord and controls muscle movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm and hand. Brachial plexus palsy occurs when this network of nerves is injured. Brachial plexus injuries can happen during birth. The baby’s shoulders may become impacted on the mother’s pubic bone during the birth process, a condition known as shoulder dystocia. The brachial plexus nerves may be stretched or torn. Some injuries heal over time. Other injuries may require extensive therapy and maybe even surgery. Despite treatment, some injuries are permanent resulting in lifelong disability and disfigurement.

When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights and the legal rights of the child.  We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights.  Consultations are free – there is no obligation to call and talk with one of our attorneys.  Contact Us if we can help you.

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