Klumpes Palsy

Klumpke’s Palsy (Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy or Klumpke’s Paralysis ) is the paralysis of the fore-arm and hand caused by injury to the main nerve groupings that lead to the arm. The brachial plexus is a grouping of nerves fibers running from the spine to the shoulder that send signals from the brain to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Obstetric injuries (injuries during birth) of the brachial plexus may be caused by shoulder dystocia during a difficult childbirth. Shoulder Dystocia is a specific abnormality that happens after head delivery, and is caused when the shoulders are unable to pass through the pubic bone. During this obstetric emergency there are several options for medical professionals.

Shoulder Dystocia is a relatively rare phenomenon, occurring in less 1% of all births each year - but with rising birth weights it becomes much more frequent. Klumpke’s Palsy can be caused by traction on the abducted arm or excessive pulling on the arm during a head first delivery (vertex presentation). The injuries involve damaging of the eighth cervical (C8) and the first thoracic (T1) nerves and subsequently greatly affect the development of the wrist, hand, and fingers. The results of Klumpke’s Palsy can include “claw-hand”, paralysis of hand muscles, and numbness of the hand.

When your child has been the victim of a medical error that leads to permanent injury, then the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit - you simply want to learn how to make your child’s life a comfortable and enriching one. Klumpke’s Palsy can lead to huge medical bills over the child’s lifetime for treatment and therapy for the injury. Klumpke’s Palsy can also severely affect the child’s future ability to be a wage earner. In your time of need it is not necessary for you to know the right attorney and everything involved with medical malpractice suits, but by contacting the American Justice Network our relationships become your relationships, and our arsenal of experience and information are at your disposal. We will fight for you to get the claim that you are entitled to.

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