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Injuries To The Brachial Plexus Can Be Debilitating

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that emanates from the cervical spine. Injury to the brachial plexus can result in lifetime disability and pain and suffering. When that injury results during birth it is known as shoulder dystocia. The cause of a brachial plexus injury can often be traced to a physician’s failure to recognize or respond to known risks, such as:

  • Macrosomia (large babies)
  • Previous dystocia
  • Maternal obesity
  • Advanced maternal age
  • The use of vacuum extraction or high forceps delivery

Often, medical malpractice claims arising out of a brachial plexus injury hinge on the issue of informed consent. When a doctor fails to inform a mother of the risk of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury, malpractice may have occurred. You will need to contact an experienced birth injury attorney to weigh out your options and see if you have a case.

Brachial plexus injury cases, such as those involving a diagnosis of Erb’s palsy, have become more difficult to win in recent years, but victims should not give up without a fight. An experienced attorney can conduct an in-depth investigation into the medical records pertaining to obstetrical care during a mother’s labor and a baby’s delivery. This investigation may reveal the point in the birthing process that medical negligence occurred. If negligence is found, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

As is often the case, failure to monitor fetal condition and position can often be pinpointed as the exact cause of a serious birth injury. At The Lancione Law Firm, we believe our clients who suffer from the lifelong effects of cerebral palsy or other birth injuries deserve answers. If a birth injury was caused by medical negligence, we will fight for compensation for you, your family, and your future.

Don’t Give Up Before You Talk To Us. We Have The Experience You Need.

Since 1999, the Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm have championed the cause of improved health care in Ohio. We do this by standing up for victims of medical malpractice and holding negligent physicians and hospitals to account for the harm they cause.

We have three generations of attorneys who have substantial experience and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for families that have been affected by birth injury. We invite you to call our offices at 440-331-6100 or send us your information online to schedule an appointment. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, Cincinnati and other communities throughout Ohio.

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Representing Families Affected By Birth Injuries

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