Brachial Plexus Injury at Birth

Work with Our Iowa Birth Injury Lawyer

Brachial plexus is a type of birth injury that affects the nerves around the neck and shoulder. When the nerves in the brachial plexus region become damaged, it can lead to a number of physical impairments. Because that area of the body is responsible for controlling function in arms, wrist, or hands, a brachial plexus injury can lead to a lack of feeling in those areas, lack of arm muscle control, or even paralysis of the arm. This type of paralysis is known as Erb's Palsy.

There are a number of negligent actions that could lead to a brachial plexus injury, including but not limited to:

  • Failure to perform a cesarean section when necessary
  • Failure to estimate the baby's correct weight and size (Fundal Height)
  • Improper delivery techniques
  • Using excessive force during the delivery

Obtaining Compensation for Your Child's Birth Injury

If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury during the delivery process, we have an experienced Iowa medical malpractice attorney at our firm who handles various types of birth injuries, including brachial plexus injuries. Our team at McGuire Law, PLC can help you file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the doctor or hospital responsible for delivering your baby. Doctors and hospitals have a legal obligation to provide a certain standard of care to their patients.

When a doctor or hospital fails to exercise proper medical care, they can be held liable for any injuries that may occur. An experienced birth injury lawyer at our firm can review your brachial plexus injury case to determine if you have a viable malpractice claim. If you have a valid claim and we take on your case, you can depend on us to guide you through the legal process and to help you file the strongest case possible.

Service in and Around Mason City, Iowa

If you think you may have a birth injury case or medical malpractice claim on your hands, you should considering contacting our office, where a skilled brachial plexus injury attorney can review your case, advise you of your rights, and inform you of your legal options. There is a great deal of work required to effectively litigate a brachial plexus case, but you can depend on us to do the hard work necessary to help you recover a successful settlement.

We strongly believe that doctors and hospitals must be held accountable when they cause harm or injury to others, and we will not back down until the doctor or hospital has paid for how much their mistake has cost your family—physically, emotionally, and financially. Contact us to learn more about how we can provide you with assistance! Our office is in Mason City, but we serve clients throughout Iowa!