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Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

Seek Compensation with Our Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyers

When complications arise during birth, an infant is at risk for suffering various injuries, including brachial plexus injuries. In many situations, the choices of a medical professional are the deciding factor in determining your child's health. If you believe your child has suffered injury on account of medical malpractice, a birth injury attorney in Atlanta can help you seek a just outcome.

Our legal team at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. is committed to helping clients work through the difficulty of birth injuries. Our uncompromising dedication to quality, ethical service has earned our attorneys AV Preeminent® ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®. This top-notch service, spanning a collective total of more than 55 years, is why we have been named Fortune Magazine's "Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States." We are ready to provide the legal counsel required by your situation.

Causes of Injury

The brachial plexus is the set of nerves extending from the spinal cord to the neck, shoulders, and arms. When these nerves are damaged during birth, it may cause a baby to lose range of motion and even suffer partial paralysis. An infant is especially at risk of suffering brachial plexus injury during shoulder dystocia or a breech birth. In these instances, the actions a doctor takes can be a critical turning point in the health of your child during delivery.

Common causes of brachial plexus injury include:

  • Failure to react to fetal distress
  • Delayed caesarean section
  • Failure to prepare for a breech birth
  • Excessive pressure to the infant's head or neck
  • Other inadequate procedures

Damage to the brachial plexus will heal within 3 months to 2 years, and a proper recovery often requires therapy. If your doctor failed to provide proper care in any way, including those described above, you may be able to seek damages to compensate for therapy and other costs. An Atlanta personal injury attorney from our firm can help you understand your options as you face a potential medical malpractice claim.

Contact Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta law firm.