Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyer in San Jose, CA

The Brachial Plexus is a system of nerves near the neck that controls movement in the arm and shoulder. Depending on the degree of the injury, damage to the brachial plexus can result in temporary pain and numbness or lasting motor problems and paralysis in the arm.

Compensation for Brachial Plexus Injuries

If you suspect that a negligent doctor or medical professional caused your child's brachial plexus injury, you may be entitled to compensation on your child's behalf. Compensation from a birth injury lawsuit can be used to cover any damages associated with the injury, such as:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy

At Habbas & Associates, we have more than 125 years of collective legal experience and are prepared to put it to work for you and your family. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay us unless we win your case. Contact a San Jose birth injury attorney from our law firm today to see how we can benefit you and your family.

What causes a brachial plexus injury?

Any number of factors can contribute to a child's brachial plexus injury. Generally, this type of injury occurs when the child's neck and shoulder become lodged against the mother's pelvic bone during birth. This is called shoulder dystocia, and, if handled incorrectly, can damage the nerves in the brachial plexus.

Other risk factors include:

  • Breach Births
  • The Baby's Size
  • Induced Birth
  • Use of Vacuum Extractor
  • Forceps During Delivery

Call Habbas & Associates for a Free Consultation

At Habbas & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients recover full and fair compensation for their child's injuries. If you believe that a negligent doctor hurt your child during labor and delivery, call our office today and ask about our free, no-obligation case evaluations.

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