A brachial plexus injury, such as Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy, is devastating to a new mother. If you’re a new mother and you’ve just learned your newborn has suffered a brachial plexus injury, a physician might try to explain the cause of the injury, try to explain its symptoms, and perhaps try to explain what the future will hold for your baby.
You may rightfully have doubts about the physician’s honesty, competence, or carefulness. After all, many brachial plexus injuries are caused by the negligence of a physician during labor and delivery.
If you feel the need to do some research on your own about your baby’s condition, your inclination is reasonable. For you, we have resources. For example, in a past post, we looked at what brachial plexus injuries are.
Here, we’ll look at symptoms of brachial plexus injuries.
While brachial plexus injuries vary in severity, symptoms of a severe brachial plexus injury can include:
- A partial or complete inability for your child to move their arm,
- A partial or complete inability for your child to feel sensations in their arm,
- Your child’s total loss of sensation or motion of his or her hand, upper arm, or shoulder.
- Your child’s inability to use all or selected muscles on the affected side of his or her upper body.
Some of brachial plexus injuries cause permanent disability, while others are minor and brief. Hopefully, your child does not have permanent disabilities. If they do, look for legal help.
Now, I realize you likely have questions or concerns about a brachial plexus injuries. Well, if you have not yet started a lawsuit, you are contemplating bringing one, and you still have questions, I encourage you to pick up the phone and call me. I can answer your legal questions. This is something I do, and I would love to chat with you. You can reach me at 410-513-9978 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.