My son had a brachial plexus injury after delivery - can we recover for his injuries?

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Birth injuries are sadly common and can have long term effects. Brachial plexus injuries are the most common type of birth injury. This injury happens when the bundle of nerves that originiate from the upper spine and go through the neck, shoulder, arm and hand get damaged during birth. When this injury happens, it can cause temporary and mild complications or it can cause permanent and lasting injuries where the arm isn't functioning.

Is it medical malpractice?

It could be. During delivery, doctors, midwives, nurses, and other health-care providers have a duty to uphold the standard of care. This means they have to follow established rules to keep their patients (mom and baby) safe and healthy.  And there are a number of factors that determine whether the rules were followed.  When that doesn't happen, and your baby is injured, that's medical malpractice. 

It isn't always easy to tell if you have a medical malpractice case. That's why we've published free reports, books and guides that we offer free to parents in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia who have a child who has a brachial plexus birth injury, or any other type of birth injury. Just give us a call at 202-393-3320 and order your free, no obligation copy today.



Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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