Brachial Plexus Injury

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord , which is housed in the spinal canal of the vertebral column (or spine), to the shoulder , arm and hand . These nerves originate in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cervical (C5-C8), and first thoracic (T1) spinal nerves, and innervate the muscles and skin of the chest, shoulder, arm and hand. Brachial plexus injuries, or lesions, are caused by damage to those nerves.

Brachial plexus lesions typically result from excessive stretching; from rupture injury where the nerve is torn but not at the spinal cord; or from avulsion injuries , where the nerve is torn from its attachment at the spinal cord. At birth, Brachial Plexus Injuries are caused by physician traction and or a lack of understanding by the physician about how to deal with an obstructed shoulder in the birth canal. Pedro Krompecher spent several years handling Brachial Plexus Injury cases on behalf of hospitals throughout South Carolina. Mr. Krompecher will speak to you and review your medical records to determine if you have a legal claim against the obstetrician and or the hospital for your child’s Brachial Plexus Injury.

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