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St. Louis Brachial Plexus Lawyers
Fighting for Families Harmed by Labor & Delivery Negligence
During the process of labor and delivery, and the months leading up to the delivery, doctors and nurses are to monitor the mother and the baby closely to prevent any complications. Doctors who fail to check the progress and the position of the baby could cause serious injury during delivery. One birth injury in particular, brachial plexus palsy, is preventable and caused by the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel.
The experienced attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth currently represent all types of birth injury cases, including brachial plexus. If you or a loved one has been injured by a birth injury, our skilled St. Louis brachial plexus injury attorneys would like to speak to you. Please contact us today for a no obligation assessment of your potential case.
What Is the Brachial Plexus?
The Brachial Plexus is the collection of nerves originating in the neck and running along the spine. It controls movement and sensation to the hands, arms, and shoulders. Stretching, compressing, and/or tearing these nerves can cause an injury to the brachial plexus. Trauma to the head, neck, and shoulder area, and pulling the head away from the shoulders can stretch or tear the nerves causing a brachial plexus injury.
How Do Brachial Plexus Injuries Happen?
During birth, if the doctor fails to recognize the position or the size of the baby, the baby could become lodged in the birthing canal, making the delivery difficult. Doctors may pull aggressively on the baby's head, pulling it away from its' shoulders or use tongs or vacuums excessively which can cause ripping or tearing or the brachial plexus nerve.
Medical personnel are often faced with making critical decisions with little reaction time. Doctors have stressful jobs and are under pressure to make the correct decisions in emergency situations. However, doctors who follow proper guidelines regarding the prenatal care of their patients should be able to make the right decision during delivery. Families with children who sustained a brachial plexus birth injury should contact a birth injury attorney for a full assessment of their case in order to recover the maximum compensation for medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
The brachial plexus injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with birth injury claims and can help you or someone you know who has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our brachial plexus lawyers are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 100 years of combined experience.
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