Florida Klumpke’s Palsy Attorney
Our Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help You Seek Compensation
During birth, several types of injuries could occur to the brachial plexus,
which is a cluster of nerves that control the upper arms and shoulders.
Klumpke’s palsy is a type of brachial palsy that affects newborns
after the 1st thoracic nerve (T1) and 8th cervical nerve (C8) are injured before or after they have joined to form
the lower trunk. This type of injury can happen during a difficult vaginal
delivery and can later trigger Horner’s syndrome, which is a disruption
of the nerve pathway from the brain to the face and eye on one side of the body.
If your child was injured by a negligent delivery, talk to our skilled
Florida medical malpractice attorneys about your case as soon as possible.
David C. Rash P.A. can provide you with trusted and compassionate legal counsel. Our team
is dedicated to helping people seek compensation from negligent and incompetent
Get your case started by calling us at (954) 914-7116 or
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Klumpke’s palsy can affect the hand’s intricate muscles and
the flexors of the wrist and fingers. Depending on the type of injury,
the results can be mild or severe. The most devastating physical manifestation
of Klumpke’s palsy is “claw hand,” where the affected
forearm tends to lie flat, and the wrist and fingers are tightened.
Other symptoms can include the following:
- Severe pain
- Drooping eyelids
- No feeling / sensation in the affected arm / hand
- Atrophy of the muscles
- Stiff joints
- Weakness or lack of ability to use specific muscles of the shoulder, arm, or hand
- Limp / paralyzed arm
- C8 / T1 Dermatome distribution numbness
In many cases, a child can recover on their own with a 90% to 100% return
of arm and hand function; however, in severe cases, the consequences can
last for years or even a lifetime.
Call Us About Your Case Today
If your child requires surgery or rehabilitative services because of an
injury caused by medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to talk to
Florida birth injury attorneys today. Let us use our knowledge to help you seek compensation.
at (954) 914-7116 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today!