Brachial plexus injury refers to any damage to the brachial plexus, or the bundle of nerves running from the neck to the shoulder. The brachial plexus is responsible for supplying the muscles in the upper extremities with the nervous energy that they need, also known as innervation. When the brachial plexus is damaged, innervation might be compromised.
Individuals who suffer from compromised innervation could find that they suffer from one or more of these complications:
- Decreased stamina and strength
- Compromised body movement
- Uneven growth (i.e., the arm with an injured brachial plexus could be smaller and shorter than the other one)
- Impaired bone growth
Some cases of severe and life-long brachial plexus injury have been a result of either negligent medical care or incompetent medical staff during a child’s birth. If you think your child’s brachial plexus injury is a result of another party’s recklessness in the delivery room, learn about the possibility of obtaining financial compensation through a lawsuit. Consult with our team at the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 305-9800 today.