Brachial plexus injury can be caused by shoulder dystocia, which may occur when the baby's head is stuck in the birth canal during delivery. The nerves between the shoulder and head are stretched, which can result in impairment in the entire arm, hand or wrist.
For parents, raising a child with a physical challenge often requires support and resources. With the right access, they can provide their child with a full range of opportunities. Many Ontario families do not receive this support without assistance and advocacy from legal counsel.
Gluckstein Lawyers helps families affected by birth trauma, which results in diagnoses of conditions such as brachial plexus injury. We provide access to the right medical care and support for people who find their lives have been changed by a medical mistake.
Preventing Shoulder Dystocia
Medical professionals can determine whether an expectant mother is at particular risk for shoulder dystocia during delivery, due to specific factors such as the mother having gestational diabetes or abnormal pelvic anatomy. Knowing these risk factors can lead to appropriate steps during the management of the pregnancy and in the delivery room to prevent injury. Even if shoulder dystocia happens without warning, medical teams can deliver a healthy baby by reacting appropriately.
When doctors fail to meet their standard of care, and patients are hurt, legal action can be taken. At Gluckstein Lawyers, we will give you the information you need to assess your legal options following a brachial plexus injury. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience in medical malpractice work, and can help you and your family provide the best care possible for your child.
Contact Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Toronto lawyers handle brachial plexus injury claims and other birth injury cases for families throughout Ontario. To learn more, call us. Our number is 416-408-4252 in Toronto, 905-228-6169 in the Niagara region or 1-866-308-7722 toll free. You can also contact us online.