The day a child is born is supposed to be one of the happiest days that a family will have. Unfortunately, childbirth does inherently come with certain risks posed to the baby and the mother. Some births are more complicated than others and may require the doctors who are delivering the baby to use tools to help the birth along. When a doctor uses these tools incorrectly, the baby can become subject to a brachial plexus injury. These injuries are caused by a doctor pulling excessively on the baby’s head during labor if it becomes stuck in the birth canal. Pulling too hard on a newborn can cause the brachial plexus nerves to be stretched, ripped, or even torn from the root.
While some of these injuries can heal on their own over time, others aren’t so lucky. If a child is suffering from a severe brachial plexus injury, they may require invasive surgery that redirects a nerve or grafts other sections of a nerve. Of course, this is devastating for the family. When babies are injured due to the negligence of a doctor, they may want to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. If your child has been the victim of negligence, contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.