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What Is Horner Syndrome?

Horner syndrome is a condition caused by damage to the nerve pathway between the brain, face, and eye on one side of the body. Symptoms include disproportionate pupil sizes, drooping of the upper eyelid or elevation of the lower eyelid, and decreased sweating on the affected side of the face. Horner syndrome causes include birth trauma, and in particular, neck injuries. Improper use of forceps during delivery, shoulder dystocia, and brachial plexus injury may contribute to Horner syndrome. While there is no specific treatment for Horner syndrome, treating the underlying cause of the condition may help restore nerve function.

If your child has Horner syndrome, you may be able to file a birth injury lawsuit. Please contact us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

Study: Brachial Plexus Injury Leads to Mental Health Issues

Study: Brachial Plexus Injury Leads to Mental Health Issues

New research out of Sweden suggests that children who sustain a brachial plexus injury at birth are more likely to experience mental health problems as teenagers. Out of over 600,000 Swedish children analyzed in the study, about 1,600 had suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth. Researchers concluded that females with brachial plexus injuries growing up in lower socioeconomic communities were most at risk for developing mental health issues compared to children from wealthier families, as indicated by prescription drug use in adolescence.

If you believe your child has suffered a brachial plexus injury, please contact us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

What is a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury?

What is a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury?

Newborns can sustain brachial plexus injuries as a result of negligence during the labor and delivery process. A brachial plexus injury is caused by damage to the network of nerves near the neck that give rise to all the nerves of the arm. If an infant’s shoulders get wedged or stuck within the birth canal, there is an increased risk of brachial plexus palsy.

Most often, the upper nerves are injured, a condition called Erb’s palsy. Total brachial plexus birth palsy occurs when both the upper and lower nerves are damaged. The most serious brachial plexus injury, avulsion, occurs when the nerve root is torn from the spinal cord. Brachial plexus injuries can cause permanent weakness or disability.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the signs and symptoms of severe brachial plexus injuries can include:

  • Weakness or inability to use certain muscles in the hand, arm, or shoulder
  • Complete lack of movement and feeling in the arm, including the shoulder and hand
  • Severe pain

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brachial-plexus-injury/symptoms-causes/dxc-20127374

If you believe your child suffered a brachial plexus injury due to the labor and delivery process, please contact us today at 877-262-9767.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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