Nerve Injuries Can Cause Pain, Loss Of Use And Lasting Damage
A brachial plexus injury affects the network of nerves that send signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. The injury occurs when the nerve endings are stretched or torn.
At Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law, we have seen many accidents and negligent actions that resulted in serious injuries to a client’s brachial plexus. If you were in an accident or suffered a brachial plexus injury due to someone else’s negligence, our firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys focus on providing personalized representation, and will listen carefully to your needs and goals. We always keep these in mind as we work to protect your rights throughout your case. Contact our firm online or call 225-224-0383 to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re ready to proceed with the insight that you need.
Brachial Plexus Injuries Can Have Lasting Impact
Brachial plexus injuries are quite common, and often affect people involved in car accidents, serious bicycle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents. Babies can also suffer a brachial plexus birth injury that can adversely affect their first months out of the womb. Essentially, anytime a person’s shoulder is forced in the opposite direction as his or her head, a brachial plexus injury is likely.
The injuries can result in minor symptoms such as an electric feeling or burning sensation in your arm to extended periods of numbness or weakness. More severe brachial plexus injuries can result in serious complications, including:
- Losing the use of your fingers
- Difficulty controlling your shoulder or elbow muscles
- Severe pain, including neck pain
- Losing the ability to control any part of your limb
You should immediately seek medical attention if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms. Be sure to have your doctor carefully document his or her findings, and then contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We will carefully analyze the facts of your case, review your doctor’s findings and consult with additional medical experts to help build your case.