A birth injury affecting one to two births per 1,000 according to John Hopkins Medicine. Don’t suffer alone.
A Brachial Plexus Injury Newborn is also called Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury. This very common birth injury occurs in two to three out of every 1,000 births. During childbirth babies have an increased risk when they are in breech position and experience an unusually long labor. The main causes of obstetric brachial plexus injury is when a shoulder is temporarily stuck under the pubis during vaginal delivery, or when baby’s head is stretched away from the shoulder, causing nerve damage. Larger babies and babies with mothers who have diabetes are more susceptible to this injury.
The severity of this injury can vary, as with some children who suffer brachial plexus injury newborn recover spontaneously. Most children may regain most or all of their normal function through physical and occupational therapy. In a small percentage of cases, some children will require surgical intervention to regain full functionality.
If you suspect your child has Obstetric Brachial Plexus as a result of a birth injury, you should contact a birth injury law firm to understand if you are entitled to any compensation to assist your child’s current and future quality of life.
There are two basic types of injuries that result from trauma during childbirth.
Erb’s Palsy Symptoms
Klumpke’s Palsy Symptoms
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