Brachial Plexus Injury

The most severe forms of this nerve injury must be acted upon immediately with corrective surgery and can be successful. Not only can malpractice result in this nerve injury, but if the doctor fails to act in a timely manner and injury occurs, a jury may find the doctor’s standard of care inadequate. The jury may award a large settlement against the doctor in the plaintiff’s favor and compensation may be awarded for suffering and the expensive bills that treatment for brachial plexus injury treatment can bring. Our attorneys have dealt with brachial plexus injury cases regarding medical expenses related to treatment.

Some Signs and Symptoms of Brachial Plexus May Include: 

  • Paralyzed arm
  • No muscle control in the arm
  • No muscle control in the hand
  • No muscle control in the wrist
  • Numbness caused by nerve damage

Many of the brachial plexus injuries happen during birth. This network of nerves controls the spine to the shoulder, arm, wrist and hand. Having damage to this nerve network may result in four different degrees of injuries from severe to recoverable with proper treatment. The following is more information on brachial plexus injury and treatment.

The Four Types of Brachial Plexus Injuries That Usually Require Treatment Are:

1.  Most Severe - Avulsion is when the nerve is ripped from the spine and has the least chances for  brachial plexus injury treatment being successful.
2.  Severe – Rupture is when the nerve is torn and still attached to the spine
3.  Worst –Neuroma is when scar tissue has grown around the injury preventing the nerve from sending signals to the muscles
4.  Best Recovery -Neuropraxia is when the nerve is stretched, but not torn or ripped and has the best chances for brachial plexus injury treatment being successful.

Note: Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment for avulsion and rupture injuries requires surgery and the results still may be little or no recovery. Also, this surgery must be made in a timely manner by a skilled surgeon.