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Klumpke's Palsy

Does Your Child Suffer From This Type Of Paralysis?

Klumpke’s palsy, also called Klumpke's paralysis and Dejerine-Klumpke, is a type of paralysis that can occur at birth and be caused by physician error, tumors, trauma, contact sports, etc. This type of paralysis affects the patient’s muscles in their forearm and hand, and its effects can range from partial to complete immobility depending on the injury. The damage occurs when the eighth cervical nerve and first thoracic nerve in the brachial plexus are injured. If your doctor’s actions caused this injury to occur during delivery, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit and seek compensation for your child’s injuries.

Give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your case with a member of our firm today.

Our Chicago birth injury attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have spent their professional lives providing injured victims and their families with the dedicated and experienced legal representation they need to secure the compensation they deserve. Our firm understands what it takes to navigate these types of cases, and will work with you in order to ensure that you understand what you need to do every step of the way. Contact our firm to learn more about what we can do to help you.

What Can Cause Klumpke’s Palsy?

This type of injury is often caused by a difficult birth when the child’s shoulders cannot easily pass through the birth canal, which is commonly referred to as a shoulder dystocia. This can be caused by larger than average birth weight, prolonged labor, use of a vacuum, or small maternal statute. There are a number of potential treatment options that a doctor can use to prevent and avoid this injury, but if your medical provider negligently causes harm to your child during delivery, you may be able to pursue legal options to secure compensation. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recognizes four types of neurologic injuries that are associated with Klumpke’s Palsy and Brachial Plexus Injury:

  • Neuropraxia: The nerves suffered some damage, but did not tear.
  • Neuroma: The nerves were torn and healed, but the scar tissue that formed puts pressure on the nerves and prevents them from functioning exactly as intended.
  • Rupture: The nerves were torn at a location other than where they connect to the spinal cord.
  • Avulsion: The nerves were torn from where they connect to the spinal cord.

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If your child suffered a serious birth injury like Klumpke's Palsy, it’s important to hire the right legal representation to help you protect your rights. At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we have worked with countless injured victims and their families to secure them the maximum compensation possible, and will work with you to ensure that you secure the legal outcome you need. Start out with a free case evaluation by filling out our online form today, or speak with one of our Chicago birth injury lawyers over the phone by calling us at (312) 313-0202.

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

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    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

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    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Birth Injury Questions

  • What is a birth injury?

    A: The term “birth injury” refers to trauma suffered by a mother or her child during labor and delivery. Sadly, “birth injury” typically refers to an injury sustained by the child and can include physical injuries such as broken bones or injuries caused by misdiagnosis of oxygen deprivation, etc.

  • Who is Responsible for a Child’s Birth Defects?

    A: Liability for any personal injury can be complicated, and birth injuries are no exception. If you suspect that your child’s injury or medical complications are the result of a negligent doctor or hospital, speak with an attorney immediately.

  • Was My Child’s Injury Preventable?

    A: Any injury caused by the carelessness or neglect of a medical professional is preventable. When a doctor fails to diagnose maternal or fetal distress, for example, the resulting birth injury is almost always preventable.