The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that runs from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. The brachial plexus carries the signals that help allow sensation and movement in your arm. A brachial plexus injury involves damage to this network of nerves. This kind of injury can occur when the shoulder is pushed down as the head is pulled up, resulting in the nerves being stretched or torn. These injuries can affect movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm, and hand. In the most serious cases, a brachial plexus injury can result in paralysis.
Who Suffers From a Brachial Plexus Injury?
The most common victims of brachial plexus injuries are newborn babies and people hurt in motor vehicle accidents.
- People who suffer brachial plexus injury as a result of automobile, motorcycle, or trucking accidents may be able to recover for the injuries they sustained if someone else was at fault in causing the traffic accident. These people may be able to receive compensation for the costly medical attention needed, and also for future impairment or disability related to these injuries.
- Those who suffer brachial plexus injury at work can seek treatment, including medical and surgical care, under South Carolina workers’ compensation rules. They may also be able to receive benefits for impairment and disability as well.
- Newborns who suffer this injury due to medical malpractice during the birthing process may recover as well.
Relief for a Brachial Plexus Injury
Treatment for brachial plexus injuries can include surgical procedures such as nerve grafts, nerve transfers, or muscle transfers which aim to help restore function.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brachial plexus injury and believe that you may have a brachial plexus injury case, please do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Holland & Usry at 864.582.0416 or toll-free at 888.230.1841 for your free and confidential consultation.