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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Birth Injury Organization

BirthInjury.Org is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization providing support for those whose lives are touched by brachial plexus injury, whether it’s your own life or the life of a loved one. Here you will find what we believe is the most up to date and complete information on the Web about birth injuries—what they are, how they happen, how they’re treated, how they might be prevented, government services that might be available.  Visit website.
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Scott Kozin, M.D. at Shriners Hospital

Scott H. Kozin, M.D., is the chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. His areas of special interest include upper extremity/brachial plexus injuries, spinal cord injuries, congenital differences and upper limb reconstruction. Visit website. Scott H. Kozin, M.D., is the chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received an undergraduate degree in computer science from Duke University and earned a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Dr. Kozin completed his residencies in orthopaedic surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center and
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Peter Waters, M.D. at Children’s Hospital in Boston

Peter M. Waters, MD is the Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief, Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is Director, Brachial Plexus Program; Director, Hand & Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program; and Director, Clinical Effectiveness Research Center. Visit website. Dr. Peter Waters is co-author of the highly acclaimed Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb Surgery textbook and co-editor of the gold standard pediatric orthopedic textbook, Rockwood and Green: Fractures in Children. He has written extensively in peer-reviewed journals and other textbooks (over 200 publications) and his work has been recognized with society awards. Dr. Waters is recognized nationally and internationally for his clinical
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