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New Hampshire Brachial Plexus Attorneys

Is Your Child Suffering Because of Medical Negligence?

The brachial plexus nerves are a group of nerves located along the spine that control movement in the neck, arm, hand, and shoulder. When these nerves are damaged, during birth or otherwise, it can result in weakness of the arm, numbness, loss of fine motor skills, and partial or complete paralysis. Brachial plexus injury is the most common cause of Erb’s palsy.

Unfortunately, many brachial plexus injuries are caused as a result of medical mistakes made during labor or delivery. When the nerves are stretched, torn, or otherwise damaged during the birthing process, the infant can suffer serious, life-long consequences. If your child has shown signs of or has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury after a difficult delivery, contact Abramson, Brown & Dugan. Our New Hampshire brachial plexus injury attorneys can help you determine whether medical negligence led to your child’s suffering. If so, we can help you work to hold the liable parties accountable and seek the just recovery you and your family are owed.

Contact our office at (603) 323-4622 to schedule a free case evaluation today. We offer contingent fees, meaning you don’t pay unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Examples of Brachial Plexus Injuries

There are many different injuries that can occur as a result of brachial plexus damage, ranging from mild to severe.

Common examples of these types of injuries include:

  • Neurapraxia: The least severe type of brachial plexus injury; caused by relatively minor tearing, stretching, or straining of the nerves. Symptoms can include tingling or burning in the affected area, arm or muscle weakness, sensitivity, and issues with sensation.
  • Klumpke’s Palsy: A moderate to severe brachial plexus injury, often caused by shoulder dystocia. Symptoms can include loss of feeling in the affected arm and hand, numbness or weakness, partial or full paralysis of the arm, and a claw-like appearance of the hand.
  • Erb’s Palsy: General considered a severe brachial plexus injury; caused by a rupture of the nerves. Symptoms can include extreme muscle weakness in the affected arm, inability to grip, loss of motor function, and partial or complete paralysis of the arm and hand.
  • Neuroma: A moderate to severe brachial plexus injury, caused by the formation of scar tissue around the injury which leads to excessive pressure on the nerve. Symptoms can include limited movement, loss of sensation, partial paralysis, and decreased motor function.

While some brachial plexus injuries will heal on their own, most require extensive medical treatment. In severe cases, your child may even need surgery to address or correct the injury. He or she may also require continuous, lifelong care, depending on the nature and extent of the injury.

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Was Your Child’s Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice?

In many instances, brachial plexus injuries are avoidable. During a difficult labor or delivery, an untrained nurse or doctor may directly cause the injury by moving the infant’s head too far to one side. In other cases, medical practitioners may fail to take the necessary immediate steps to treat a brachial plexus injury when it becomes evident. With proper treatment, many children are able to make a partial or complete recovery. However, when treatment is delayed, the chances of a full recovery are slim.

If you believe that your child’s injury was caused by medical malpractice or negligence, our firm can help. We understand that financial compensation cannot make up for the suffering you and your child have been through. However, it can assist with the cost of damages, including the cost of surgeries, physical and occupational therapy, medication, lost income, emotional distress, and more. In many cases, it is possible to seek punitive damages meant to hold the negligent doctor, nurse, or hospital responsible for their failure to provide a reasonable standard of care.

Every case is unique. It’s important that you discuss your situation with an experienced brachial plexus injury lawyer in New Hampshire. Call Abramson, Brown & Dugan at (603) 323-4622 or fill out a contact form to request a complimentary consultation with our team today.

Our Team

  • Mark Abramson

    Mark Abramson Attorney

    Mark A. Abramson is an experienced New Hampshire birth injury attorney and a founder of Abramson, Brown & Dugan. He has devoted the past 40+ years to helping victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury rebuild their lives. At the firm, he regularly handles highly complex cases, including those involving birth injuries and wrongful death.

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  • Kevin Dugan

    Kevin Dugan Attorney

    Kevin F. Dugan is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice throughout the state. He became a founding member of Abramson, Brown & Dugan after relocating from Florida—where he completed his undergraduate and law degree—to New Hampshire.

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  • Holly Haines

    Holly Haines Attorney

    Holly B. Haines is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney who has been with the firm since 2003. Prior to joining Abramson, Brown & Dugan, she served as a judicial law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court for three years.

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  • Jared Green

    Jared Green Attorney

    Jared R. Green is an experienced birth injury attorney in New Hampshire. He has been working with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 1992 when he was still in law school. Over the past 25+ years, he has helped injured victims and their families throughout the state, providing sound legal counsel and dedicated representation.

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  • Nick Abramson

    Nick Abramson Attorney

    Nick Abramson joined Abramson, Brown & Dugan in 2016 after spending four years as a federal criminal prosecutor. Now, with the firm, he focuses his practice on high-damage personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has handled a variety of complex matters, including failure to diagnose, medication errors, and wrongful births.

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  • Elie Maalouf

    Elie Maalouf Attorney

    Elie Maalouf is an associate attorney at Abramson, Brown & Dugan. As a skilled New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, he focuses on representing victims of medical negligence and severe personal injury throughout the state. He strives to provide each client with the compassionate, one-on-one attention they deserve and the aggressive advocacy they need.

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  • Eva Bleich

    Eva Bleich Attorney

    Eva Bleich has been with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia for 20 years. In her time spent as a New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, Eva has helped numerous individuals and families navigate the medical malpractice litigation process.

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