National Reputation For Successfully Trying Brachial Plexus Injury Cases
We have a nationwide reputation for proven results and excellence in birth injury litigation involving injuries to the brachial plexus. Our law firm has recovered six-figure and multimillion-dollar settlements for families whose newborns suffered serious neurological damage during childbirth. Our ability to investigate the possibility of medical negligence and present the evidence establishing your right to damages can make a significant difference to the outcome of your malpractice claim.
What Makes Brachial Plexus Injury Such a Common Birth Injury Risk?
The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that extends from the spinal cord. These nerves control neurological function in the shoulder, arm and hand. When an obstetrician or nurse midwife encounters problems with the delivery of a large fetus, shoulder dystocia is a fairly common complication. In other words, the baby’s shoulder can get stuck, and a doctor or midwife must be careful to not apply traction to the baby’s head. Too much force can result in a degree of trauma to the neck or shoulder, with damage to the brachial plexus a particular risk that needs to be anticipated and guarded against.
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Shoulder dystocia is a risk of childbirth under various circumstances, and brachial plexus injury is a risk of shoulder dystocia. Because our lawyers have so much experience with the investigation and litigation of brachial plexus birth injury claims, we have a high degree of familiarity with the ways an OB/GYN can look for signs of heightened risk and the measures that should have been considered to avoid birth injury.
Our attorneys can therefore develop a preliminary theory of causation for a particular nerve injury related to birth complications, and we work with the nation’s leading brachial plexus experts to identify the medical mistakes and oversights that relate to the legal issues raised by your claim for negligence damages.
Skilled Analysis of Liability and Damages Issues in Brachial Plexus Injury Cases
In Massachusetts and most other states, you can’t even file a medical malpractice lawsuit until you obtain medical expert support against the professionals whose mistakes led to injury, disability or death. By the time your lawsuit is ready to file, we’ll know just which mistakes were committed by which doctors or nurses, and we’ll be able to show a causal connection between the errors and your damages.
At Kenneth M. Levine & Associates, we value our interaction with our clients just as much as our ability to work effectively with medical experts. By developing a close relationship with every family we serve, we can help uncover details of your childbirth experience that can bear significantly on your right to compensation. Attorney-client teamwork is just as important as expert testimony, and we help keep our clients closely engaged through every stage of the case.
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For more information about our experience with shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy and related birth injury claims, contact the Boston brachial plexus injury attorneys at Kenneth M. Levine & Associates.