C-Sections and the Risk of Birth Injury

As time has passed, C-sections have increased in popularity, with 32% of babies delivered in the U.S. via C-section as recently as 2010. However, despite a C-section being a go-to option for difficult pregnancies, birth injuries are still a huge risk when undergoing this procedure. Birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, are the last thing […]

Everything You Need to Know about Erb’s Palsy Treatment and Surgery

Erb's Palsy

Detecting and understanding how Erb’s palsy is contracted is essential as such a paralysis can create life-altering conditions for your newborn. Erb’s palsy requires special attention and care in order to treat it. And, if it is a result of medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation for your child’s pain and suffering as […]

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Mental Illness: What’s the Link?

Brachial Plexus Injuries Mental Health
Article at a Glance
  • Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage.
  • Children with brachial plexus injuries may be more likely to also suffer from mental health issues as they get older. Even if the injury is healed, trauma and discrimination — as well as a lack of support — may make girls from low-income families more than twice as susceptible to mental illness than boys from wealthy families.
  • Help is available for those who may have a birth injury claim. Safe Birth Project offers free case reviews for families of children with birth injuries.

Article at a Glance Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage. Children with brachial plexus injuries […]