Human life is a wonderful, precious and complex thing. During pregnancy we seek the best healthcare possible for expectant mothers, follow an important nutritional plan and daily course of vitamins and make regular visits to our obstetrician. When delivery day comes, it is an exciting but exhausting time. We expect that, with modern medical technology and well-trained physicians at the helm, labor will go as smoothly as the 9 months leading up to it has. But what happens when this is not the case? When errors occur in the delivery room, it can leave your child with permanent physical damage and debilitating challenges. If you are dealing with this unfortunate experience, it is important that you contact our Las Vegas, Nevada medical malpractice and negligence attorneys to become better informed of your options and legal rights.
If there is improper pulling or twisting on a baby’s head or neck during delivery, this can lead to bruising or tearing of nerves in that area, called the brachial plexus. Nerve damage to the brachial plexus can cause a condition called Erb’s Palsy or brachial plexus paralysis, which has effects such as:
There are proper procedures and techniques that a delivering doctor can follow to prevent damage to the brachial plexus and Erb’s palsy, and a skilled obstetrician should always employ them.
If your newborn has suffered nerve damage during childbirth, it can lead to years of medical bills for treatment and rehabilitation. At Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law, our skilled attorneys can help seek damages that will protect your family’s financial security. We have a stellar reputation as knowledgeable in both medical malpractice and personal injury and for winning cases for our clients. We handle birth injury cases, caused by medical malpractice or negligence, throughout the state of Nevada.
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