Types of Brachial Plexus Lesions
When a doctor makes a mistake during delivery, they may cause a traumatic injury to the child’s brachial plexus, a group of nerves that runs from the spine to the hand. If these nerves are damaged, a child may have motor control problems. Depending on where and how the damage occurs, a child may develop one of the many types of brachial plexus lesions.
If your child has been injured because of a physician’s negligent care during delivery, we may be able to help your family pursue financial restitution from the responsible party. For additional information about your family’s legal options after a brachial plexus birth injury, contact an Erb’s Palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.
Different Kinds of Brachial Plexus Injuries
There are three major types of brachial plexus injuries that may occur as result of a doctor’s malpractice. These injuries include the following kinds of lesions:
- Upper brachial plexus lesions, which commonly leads to Erb’s palsy
- Whole brachial plexus lesions
- Lower brachial plexus lesions, which can cause a form of paralysis known as Klumpke paralysis
These injuries come with different types of motor dysfunction or disability for an injured child, each of which often requires some sort of medical intervention or additional monitoring and care.
A brachial plexus birth injury may leave your household with substantial medical care expenses and out-of-pocket costs. Fortunately, there may be financial compensation to help cover your child’s injury-related costs, though, if a medical professional’s negligence contributed to the condition. To learn more about your rights and options as a parent of an injured child, contact the Erb’s Palsy attorneys of the Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.