$1,600,000.00 VERDICT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The mothers prenatal care included a one-hour GTT which was abnormal, and she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Her pregravid weight was approximately 280 pounds. The mother inquired about her mode of delivery and was informed about indications, risks and benefits of induction, vaginal delivery, the possibility of shoulder dystocia. Despite that the mother was not offered a cesarean section nor did she ever decline a cesarean section to avoid shoulder dystocia. Had the mother been offered a cesarean section to avoid shoulder dystocia and fetal injury,
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$1,500,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The mother had all of her pre-natal appointments with the Defendant doctor. Her prenatal care was complicated by obesity and excessive weight gain. At the time the mother went into labor she was 39 4/78 weeks’ gestation and had gained 81 pounds during the pregnancy. The only estimated fetal weight before delivery was performed by ultrasound at 26 weeks with an EFW of 3700 grams. On admission the baby had an estimated fetal weight of 3800. The records indicate that Pediatrics was called to the room for
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Brachial Plexus Injury: What you Need to Know

In approximately one to three out of a thousand births, a baby suffers a brachial plexus injury. These injuries can result in monetary loss and lifelong difficulties for both children and their caregivers. As a caregiver, it can be terrifying to think something has harmed your child. Know how to recognize the signs of brachial plexus injury. Know how it can be caused. Know how and when to seek legal recourse. What is a brachial plexus injury? A brachial plexus injury impacts the radian, medial, and ulnar nerves. These nerves, which originate in the neck, govern sensation and movement for
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Cerebral Palsy Due To Birth Injury

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a permanent disability arising from abnormal development of the brain, or damage to the developing brain before, during, or following birth. The word cerebral refers to “of the brain,” and palsy means paralysis.  It is one of the most debilitating congenital disabilities, offering no cure and a significant impact on the lives of those affected. CP related to brain damage that occurred before or during birth makes up a majority of CP cases (85%–90%).  In many cases, the specific cause is unknown and unavoidable, but a few of the risk factors for congenital CP are capable
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Adrian Clayborn -NFL Defensive End Takes On Erb’s Palsy

Adrian Clayborn, the New England Patriot’s Defensive End, suffers from Erb’s Palsy, a brachial plexus injury he sustained at birth. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves near the shoulder, and an injury to it can cause weakness, loss of feeling and motion. Adrian strives to bring bring awareness to Erb’s Palsy and brachial plexus injuries. [read entire article] Adrian Clayborn shining a light on brachial plexus injury by Angelique Fiske | Patriots.com With My Cause, My Cleats, Adrian Clayborn is hoping to let kids who are just like him know that they are not alone. Adrian suffers from
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Medical Malpractice Claims in Massachusetts – Statue of Limitations

Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional causes injury or death to a patient. Each state has a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you want to file such a lawsuit in Massachusetts, then there are four important time limitations you must know. 1. Three-Year Deadline Massachusetts General Law Chapter 260, Section 4 states a victim of medical malpractice must file a lawsuit within three-years of the incident. In most cases, failing to file within the deadline means you lose the right to sue the healthcare professional. However, there are some exceptions to this rule and
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$1.8 Million Jury Verdict in a Brachial Plexus Case

We argued that the doctor pulled too hard on the baby’s head and neck in the presence of shoulder dystocia. The father was at the bedside and saw the doctor pulling on the baby’s head. The defense argued that the baby was hurt coming down the birth canal by the mothers pushing and contractions which the jury did not accept. We used several nationally recognized experts in the area of obstetrics, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. It was their opinion that the baby was injured due to the doctors use of excessive lateral traction (pulling/bending) on the baby’s head and neck
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$1,200,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The doctor fell below the standard of care during delivery when he failed to appropriately utilize shoulder dystocia release techniques and positioning and, as such, applied inappropriate and/or excessive lateral traction prior to resolution of a shoulder dystocia causing permanent injury. During delivery, the defendant applied excessive traction and movement of the head in a lateral manner which resulted in a permanent brachial plexus injury for the child. Also, in the medical records the doctor noted that the mom’s first baby was delivered at 37 weeks and
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$1,000,000.00 SETTLEMENT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The mother was a thirty-two-year-old, gravida III, para II who presented to labor and delivery in active labor. The pre-natal record for the delivery of  the baby indicates an ultrasound was done with an estimated fetal weight at the time of 4039 grams +/-609 grams also listed on the pre-natal record as 9+/- lbs. The fetal age by ultrasound was listed as 20 weeks 6 days. The delivering doctor did recognize the turtle sign, and indication of shoulder dystocia. The delivery note states that following the recognition
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United Brachial Plexus Network

The United Brachial Plexus Network is a non-profit organization that strives to inform, support, and unite families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries, its treatment and prevention worldwide. Visit website.
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