Brachial Plexus Injury Compensation Claim
Birth injuries and defects can sometimes lead to life-long health issues, which can make a real difference to the life of your child and the entire family. Any kind of brachial plexus injury can lead to nerve damage which might never be recovered from. Making sure that you receive compensation for any kind of birth injury is essential when it comes to equipping your home for their disability or paying for necessary treatment which might not be covered by the NHS.
In some cases, your child will be able to recover from these birth injuries in just a few months. However, if the damage to the nerve collection is severe, it may require extensive physical therapy for your child to recover. In some cases, it can even require surgery for the nerve damage to be effectively repaired. If you and your child have suffered because of a difficult birth due to medical negligence, then our team are here for you.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide reliable no-win, no-fee legal services for all kinds of birth injuries and medical negligence cases. Over the years, we have helped thousands of clients to get the compensation that they need to move on with their lives. Our medical negligence specialists have worked with all kinds of families to deliver the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
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Like Erb’s Palsy, a brachial plexus injury involves damage to the nervous system. The brachial plexus itself is a large group of nerves which run from the neck down to the arms. These nerves are essential when it comes to providing controlled movement in addition to feeling to the arm and hand. It is possible that any kind of brachial damage can influence all 5 of the primary nerves.
In many cases, this kind of birth injury can result in complete or partial paralysis of the arm. In some cases, the damage can simply be due to bruising, which can cause pain and temporary injury. However, there is also the risk that these nerves can be torn, which can commonly result in long-lasting damage.
Brachial injuries commonly occur during childbirth. Due to excessive stress or traction during childbirth, normally when the baby becomes trapped in the birth canal, the child can become compressed. The pressure can often prevent the child from being able to breathe properly during birth, which can also lead to a range of other birth injuries and defects.
There are several classic signs that your child may have suffered undiagnosed brachial injuries during birth. Some of the most common signs include:
- Non-Bending Elbow.
- Waiter’s Tip (Hand Naturally Turns Backwards).
- Paralysis of the Arm or Hand.
- Limp Hand/Reduced Muscular Strength.
- Stunted Arm Growth.
- Inability to Regular Arm’s Temperature.
If your child is suffering from any of these symptoms after a difficult birth, then it is possible they may have suffered damage to their brachial plexus.
There are some treatments available, but it largely depends on the severity of the injury. In some cases, the damage may be limited to bruising – in this case, it should repair itself over the weeks or months following birth.
There is also the possibility of physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises. These can help to repair damage to the brachial nerves and plexus. This is essential when it comes to ensuring that the affected arm develops normally.
In the most extreme circumstances, there is the surgical option. This can be reused to re-attach torn nerves after shoulder dystocia or ensure that they are not trapped.
If you’re looking to make a brachial injury claim after a difficult birth, there must be evidence that the medical practitioner was negligent towards you and your child. When it comes to claims like these, it can be difficult to effectively assign blame. However, these claims which are successful can usually be grouped into two different categories. These are:
- Caesarean Section – If your medical practitioner had any reason to expect a difficult birth, including shoulder dystocia, then the should have recommended a Caesarean section. This can allow the child to avoid the birth canal and prevent the damage from occurring.
- Negligent Handling of the Birth – If the medical specialist doesn’t comply with established medical procedures, then they can be found negligent.
If either of these choices is applicable to your situation, then you may be entitled to make a brachial plexus injury claim.
As a no-win, no-fee team of medical negligence and personal injury lawyers, we can work with you to make sure you get the compensation that you need and the justice you deserve. For many years, the Tylers Solicitors team has worked to provide industry-leading legal services to all kinds of clients across the country.
Whether the brachial injury results in long-term or short-term damage, the money that you’ll receive from your no-win, no-fee service can be essential when it comes to outfitting your property. If you’re looking to make a medical negligence claim following a difficult birth, get in touch with our professional team today.
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