Richmond Brachial Plexus Lawyers
Experienced Erb’s Palsy Attorneys in Virginia
Though a variety of factors may be present when a brachial plexus injury to an infant occurs, it is up to the physician to properly identify and prevent foreseeable risks associated with delivery. If your physician failed to make provision for any risks present leading up to the delivery, you may be eligible for compensation. Going up against the skilled medical insurance providers and legal team at any hospital is a monumental undertaking, but our Richmond birth injury attorneys are experienced and equipped for this level of litigation.
At Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, we thrive in representation and trial. We have achieved over 85 verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are known throughout the state of Virginia for our hard work and dedication to success. We believe that details are the most important part of any case and will thoroughly examine all the circumstances surrounding your infant’s injury to hold the appropriate parties responsible. As a result, our cases command some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state of Virginia.
Get started on your case by calling (888) 337-0477 for a free case evaluation! Our Richmond brachial plexus palsy lawyers are prepared to pursue just compensation on your behalf.
Brachial Plexus Causes & Symptoms
A brachial plexus injury can range in severity depending on how and where the injury happened. The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibers running from the spine through the neck and into the arms. Often, infant brachial plexus is caused by excessive stretching and force during delivery, especially if the delivery was especially difficult or stressful.
Other causes of brachial plexus injuries include the following:
- Forceps or vacuum-extraction tools
- A breech delivery
- A large infant’s size and weight
- Infant’s shoulders stuck in the mother’s pelvic region
- Maternal diabetes
- Underdeveloped neck muscles
- Maternal obesity
Many factors, such as maternal obesity or the infant’s size and weight can be compensated for prior to delivery to reduce the risk of injury. There are several types of common brachial plexus injuries (Neurapraxia, Erb’s Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy) that result in related, but slightly varied symptoms.
The following are common symptoms of brachial plexus injuries:
- Little reflex on the affected side
- Limited to no movement on the affected side
- Claw-like hand position
- Abnormal muscle contractions
Though many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own within three to six months, some are more permanent. The more serious the initial injury, the less of a chance there is for a full recovery.
Brachial Plexus Treatment Options
Treatment options for brachial plexus injuries vary depending on the severity of the injury. While some infants heal naturally or within a few months with therapeutic assistance, others may need the help of surgery, such as a nerve transfer procedure. Often, physical therapy helps infants regain movement.
Capable Birth Injury Lawyers in Richmond Can Fight for You!
In order to determine whether your physician fulfilled his duty of care toward you and your child, our Richmond birth injury attorneys will exhaustively investigate the circumstances surrounding your case. We often network with other professionals in the field so that we can obtain expert testimony on the subject. Our robust investigative process is our greatest strength here at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner. We exhaust every possible avenue in order to pursue just compensation on your behalf.
Our proven track record is unparalleled. In fact, a large percentage of our cases come to our firm through word of mouth referrals. Our lawyers have been recognized for their skill, with multiple members of our firm achieving selection to Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® for 10 years running. In fact, our senior partners all have over 30 years of experience per individual, and all of our partners are on the Super Lawyers® Top 100, 50, and 10 lists for Virginia and Richmond.
Begin your case by calling (888) 337-0477. Since 1979, we have obtained hundreds of millions on behalf of our clients. You can rest assured we will fight for you!