Is Your Child Suffering from Klumpke’s Palsy?
When you select a healthcare provider to help deliver your baby, you have every right to expect the best possible care. This includes careful, attentive treatment during delivery in order to ensure that your child is not injured during birth. Unfortunately, not all obstetrics teams and birthing specialists do their jobs properly — and this negligence can sometimes result in tragic consequences for a family.
Carelessness during the birthing process can result in something called Klumpke’s palsy, also known as Klumpke paralysis. Klumpke’s palsy occurs when someone is injured at the brachial plexus, a network of nerves in the back of the neck. This condition results in paralysis of the child’s forearm and hand. Symptoms can also include numbness, tingling, and a decreased ability to hold or grip things.
If your baby is suffering from Klumpke’s palsy or other consequences of injuries sustained during birth, you may be feeling angry and confused. If your healthcare provider failed in its responsibility to properly treat your newborn, you do not have to suffer in silence.
An experienced attorney may be able to help you negotiate a financial settlement for the pain you and your family have suffered. While compensation cannot make up for the tragedy of preventable nerve damage, it can go a long way towards helping with medical costs. It can also help hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions, which can be an important way to prevent future tragedies.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
We understand how medical malpractice can devastate a family. We believe that healthcare providers whose negligence causes injury to a newborn child should be held accountable. Our experienced attorneys will help you explore your options, possibly including the negotiation of a financial settlement. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss birth injuries, Klumpke’s palsy and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.