Treating a Brachial Plexus Injury
The loss of flexibility, sensitivity, and motor control from a brachial plexus injury doesn’t have to be permanent. Through adequate treatment and early monitoring, a child may be able to receive sufficient care to the damaged nerves to largely restore their range of motion and their feeling in the affected arm. Depending on the extent of and exact type of damage, this treatment may take a long time and require extensive work however.
Treating a brachial plexus injury can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Fortunately, those families who have had a child suffer a brachial plexus injury as a result of a medical professional’s negligence may be owed compensation from the responsible parties, helping to alleviate much of the financial burdens.
Treatment Options for Brachial Plexus Injuries
Many cases involving brachial plexus injuries can result in considerable, if not complete, recovery by a child should they receive significant treatment and care. These treatment options include the following:
- Regular motion exercises and monitoring
- Individualized physical therapy sessions
- Surgical intervention
- Use of a splint or orthotic
Although these treatment options may be effective, they can also prove particularly expensive in many cases. Families may want to consider what legal options may be available to cover the costs of this kind of care.
A brachial plexus injury could complicate your child’s life if the condition isn’t treated promptly and properly. However, covering the expense of this care can prove problematic for your household’s finances, unless you hold the party responsible for the injury financially liable for their actions. To learn more about pursuing compensation after a medical practitioner has left your child with a brachial plexus injury, contact the birth injury attorneys of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 900-7704 today.