A brachial plexus birth injury can permanently disable the arms of a newborn. These injuries can be incredibly painful. Inattentive doctors cause many of these. If so, our brachial plexus attorneys in Phoenix, AZ, can discover if you have a malpractice case.
We will fight diligently to get you the compensation you and your child deserve. Surgery and rehabilitation can sometimes heal the damage of a brachial plexus injury. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will work to get you the money you need to pay for it so your child can live a normal life.
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About the Brachial Plexus
The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves running along the neck and deep into the shoulder on both sides of the body. These nerves control the muscles of the arms, hands, and part of the shoulder. They’re a major nerve center of the body.
Injury or disease can disable the nerves. Most brachial plexus injuries in infants are caused by stretching or tearing the nerves. This can happen during labor difficulties, like shoulder dystocia, or when a doctor tries to use forceps to free a baby and squeeze too hard.
Sometimes the damage to the brachial plexus is temporary once the stretched nerves heal. It can even be permanent. Regardless, your child should not have had to suffer, nor should you have to pay for an injury that could have been prevented with proper medical care.
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How Our Lawyers Can Help You
When you speak with our brachial plexus attorneys in Phoenix, our first job is to determine if you have a malpractice claim. Birth injury claims are tough cases that require experienced attorneys like the ones at Birth Injury Lawyers Group.
If we believe you have a claim and take your case, we’ll handle all the details of gathering evidence for your claim, interviewing witnesses, and calculating how much your case is worth. Then we go to your doctor’s malpractice insurer and fight for what you’re truly entitled to receive.
Our attorneys in Phoenix are prepared and willing to take your case all the way to court if they won’t pay up, but many insurers decide to settle for fair amounts once they see the strength of our cases. Let us make the case why we should be your brachial plexus injury attorney during your consultation.
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Erb’s Palsy and the Brachial Plexus
A palsy is a partial or complete loss of muscle function. Erb’s palsy is a type of palsy that affects the brachial plexus. About 12,000 cases happen in the U.S. each year. A difficult labor and a large birth weight are two risk factors for Erb’s palsy.
Your doctor may have to move the baby’s head during birth to make room for the shoulders. This motion can stretch the nerves of the brachial plexus or cause them to tear. The angle of the baby puts the pressure on certain nerves in the plexus that create the symptoms of Erb’s palsy.
If you notice that your infant’s arm is twisted inwardly unnaturally, does not bend well at the elbow, or cannot raise on its own sideways away from the body, you need an Erb’s palsy lawyer. We have had many clients with children who’ve suffered Erb’s palsy, and we can help you get compensation for it.
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How do I Win Compensation if My Child Was Hurt?
First, you need the help of a birth injury lawyer with experience in brachial plexus injuries. We can examine the medical records and use our case history to determine if you have a case. What we look for is to see if your medical provider violated the standards of medical care.
If we believe we can prove it, then we will gather the evidence of all of your damages, from the costs of your child’s current and future medical bills related to the injury to the lost wages you incurred because you need to care for your child.
We will then present our claim to the malpractice insurers and fight for fair compensation. If they refuse to give it, we will take them to court and let a judge or jury decide. Throughout the entire process, all you need to do is care for your child and follow your lawyer’s instructions. We will take care of the rest.
How do I Pay for Your Services?
Birth injuries can happen to any family, and the ability to pay should not bar you from justice. Our brachial plexus injury lawyers in Phoenix work on a contingency fee basis. We work for you for free until you receive compensation for your case with our help.
If you get nothing from your case, you don’t have to pay us anything. Clients that receive compensation pay us a percentage of the final amount. Your lawyer will discuss their pay scale with you during your free consultation and case evaluation.
What’s the Deadline to Start a Case?
It’s in your best interest to start as soon as possible after your child’s diagnosis so you can get the money to pay for care. However, there is an ultimate deadline for starting a lawsuit. This is called the statute of limitations.
In Arizona, adults who are injured have two years from the discovery of the injury to start their lawsuit. Children have until their 20th birthday. If you were injured along with your child, beware of this two-year deadline!
Starting early gives your brachial plexus injury attorney enough time to build a strong case before the legal deadline forces them to file legal paperwork with the court. Don’t wait to file at the last minute.
Contact Birth Injury Lawyers Group in Phoenix, AZ
Birth Injury Lawyers Group can connect you to a qualified Phoenix brachial plexus attorney. Our compassionate and skilled lawyers will listen to your story and explain your legal options. Getting started takes just a phone call, text, or email.
Reach out to our team by calling or texting the number on your screen or using our contact form on the contact page. Help your baby get the care they need after a brachial plexus injury through the skill of our legal team. Call today.
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