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.