Newborn Injury in Iowa - Klumpke's Palsy
Iowa Birth Injury Lawyer
Klumpke's Palsy is a nerve injury sustained during birth which results
from the tearing of the nerves called the
brachial plexus. When a doctor, nurse or other medical professional uses too much force
on a baby's head or neck during birth, the nerves going from the hands
into the spine area can be severed or damaged. In deliveries in which
the infant's shoulder gets stuck on the mother's pelvic bone,
a doctor or nurse might try to move the baby's shoulder past the bone.
If the doctor or nurse is too forceful in carrying out this action, the
excessive force can lead to the injury causing Klumpke's Palsy.
While there are measures in place to avoid this situation from happening,
medical professionals sometimes do not take the appropriate level of care
in following these procedures. When this happens, it can be considered
negligence on the part of the medical professional and grounds for a medical
malpractice claim or lawsuit. If you or someone you know has a baby who
was born with Klumpke's Palsy, it is important to contact a professional
Iowa medical malpractice lawyer to determine the best course of action to take on your child's behalf.
Options for Physical Recovery
Klumpke's Palsy can likely leave your baby with a deformed arm and
hand that is paralyzed. The child will likely be unable to use his or
her hand and possibly even the entire arm. This can severely impact the
child for the rest of his or her life, creating various types of obstacles
and limitations for the child in the future. There is no specific treatment
for Klumpke's Palsy, though physical therapy might help. Surgery is
also an option for those who have severed nerves due to this condition.
Protecting Your Child's Future - Call (641) 812-2041
If your child has suffered the debilitating injury of Klumpke's Palsy,
you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Your child may require
surgery and daily living assistance for years to come due to this situation.
The financial and emotional distress of this injury can affect your family for life.
McGuire Law, PLC, we have a caring and compassionate attorney who is able to carefully
review the facts surrounding the birth of your child and help you work
toward presenting a claim to recover damages for your losses. Klumpke's
Palsy is one of the many types of
birth injuries for which we pursue compensation. For high-quality legal representation
for your Klumpke's Palsy birth injury case,
contact us. In addition to Mason City, we serve communities throughout the state of Iowa.
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