The Untold Story of Brachial Plexus Injuries

Brachial plexus injuries are one of the most common types of birth injuries in the United States. This video explains how and why brachial plexus injuries occur.

If a child’s shoulders become wedged during birth, the attending physician may pull the head to loosen the baby. This type of trauma can tear and sever neck nerves, causing paralysis. Pulling should not be done, rather, there are certain maneuvers the doctor and medical personnel should use to dislodge the baby’s shoulders so as to avoid permanent nerve damage.

Have birth injuries forever changed your child’s life? Then call Pegalis & Erickson at (516) 684-2900. Our Long Island practice can help you proceed with a medical malpractice case.

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