Chicago, Illinois, Lawyers for Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a nerve network that goes from the spine to the shoulders, arms and hands. When an infant sustains a brachial plexus injury during labor and delivery, parents may be entitled to seek compensation on behalf of their child. The successful resolution of this type of personal injury claim involves substantial knowledge of medical terminology and procedures. Steinberg Goodman & Kalish has the resources and experience that parents need to obtain compensation for their child's brachial plexus injury.

Did your child sustain a brachial plexus injury during the birthing process? Call our firm at 888-325-7299 to schedule your free consultation. You can also fill out a contact form and someone from our firm will be in touch with you soon.

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What is the Difference Between Erb's Palsy and Klumpke's Palsy?

Erb's palsy occurs when the upper brachial plexus is paralyzed. Erb's palsy typically affects the arm and shoulder. Klumpke's palsy occurs when the lower brachial plexus is paralyzed. Klumpke's palsy can affect the child's hand. Symptoms of a brachial plexus injury may be immediately present at birth. Sometimes, the injury is temporary, sometimes there is permanent injury. Symptoms of a brachial plexus injury can include the following:

  • Limp arm
  • Paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in arm, shoulder, wrist or hand
  • Loss of sensation in arm, shoulder, wrist or hand

Our Chicago birth injury attorneys understand that parents may feel confused and angry about their child's injury. We are committed to seeking justice on behalf of injured children and obtaining the compensation that is needed to pay for future medical treatment.

We offer dedicated legal help to parents with Erb's and Klumpke's palsy cases. Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish today to schedule your free consultation.