Brachial Plexus Injury
The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that emanates from the cervical spine. Injury to the brachial plexus can result in lifetime disability. When that injury results during birth it is known as shoulder dystocia.
The cause of a brachial plexus injury can often be traced to a physician’s failure to recognize or respond to known risks, such as:
- Macrosomia (large babies)
- Previous dystocia
- Maternal obesity
- Advanced maternal age
- The use of vacuum extraction or high forceps delivery
Often, medical malpractice claims arising out of a brachial plexus injury hinge on the issue of informed consent. When a doctor fails to inform a mother of the risk of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury, malpractice may have occurred.
Brachial plexus injury cases, such as those involving a diagnosis of Erb’s palsy, have become more difficult to win in recent years, but victims should not give up without a fight. An experienced attorney can conduct an in-depth investigation into the medical records pertaining to obstetrical care during a mother’s labor and a baby’s delivery. This investigation may reveal the point in the birthing process that medical negligence occurred.
As is often the case, failure to monitor the fetal condition and position can often be pinpointed as the exact cause of a serious birth injury. At The Lancione Law Firm, we believe our clients who suffer from the lifelong effects of cerebral palsy or other birth injuries deserve answers. If a birth injury was caused by medical negligence, we will fight for compensation.
Don’t Give Up Before You Talk To John Lancione. He Has The Experience You Need.
For nearly 30 years, John Lancione, a Cleveland medical malpractice, and birth injury lawyer has championed the cause of improved health care in Ohio. He does this by standing up for victims of medical malpractice while holding negligent physicians and hospitals accountable for the harm they cause.
John Lancione has substantial experience and a proven record of success in obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for families that have been affected by birth injury.
We invite you to call our Rocky River or Cleveland offices at 440-331-6100 or contact us online at any time. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Rocky River, Springfield, Canton, Dayton, Hamilton, Parma, Cincinnati, Akron and Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.
- Birth Injuries
- Birthing Complications
- Birth Trauma
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Causes Of Birth Injury
- Cephalopelvic Disproportion
- Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
- Fetal Distress During Labor
- Midwife Error
- Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
- Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
- Oxygen Deficiency
- Placental Abruption
- Premature Rupture Of Membranes
- Prenatal Care Errors
- Preterm Delivery
- Uterine Ruptures
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cesarean Section Errors
- Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
- Maternal Injuries During Birth
- Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
- Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
- Wrongful Death
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