What Is Brachial Plexus Palsy?

Brachial plexus palsy is a birth injury that affects the baby's brachial plexus, the area where the neck meets the shoulder. The brachial plexus area consists of a network of nerves that provides movement and sensation to the arm, hand and fingers. A baby with brachial plexus palsy may experience:

  • No sensation or muscle control in hand or arm
  • Little or no wrist and hand control
  • Arm paralysis
  • Paralysis of shoulder or elbow muscles
  • Limp hand and fingers
  • Facial paralysis
  • Inability to crawl without intervention
  • Inability to sit up without assistance

Do I Have A Brachial Plexus Palsy Birth Injury Case?

If you experienced one or more of the following during pregnancy or your child's birth, it is possible that your baby's Erb's palsy is the result of a preventable birth injury:

  • Maternal diabetes
  • A baby that was too large for gestational age
  • Failure to utilize the correct maneuvers to the mother during delivery
Martha Gold is a New York medical malpractice attorney who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of Brachial Palsy. She is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on her extensive experience in medical negligence to represent her clients.