Columbus Ohio Klumpke’s Palsy Lawyers
If your child was born with Klumpke’s palsy, and you suspect it may have been caused by medical malpractice during labor and delivery. We can help you find the answers you and your child need.
Klumpke’s palsy – also known as Klumpke’s paralysis or Dejerine-Klumpke palsy – is a form of brachial plexus birth injury that involves the C7, C8 and T1 nerves. It is very rare for Klumpke’s palsy to exist in the absence of total brachial plexus palsy.
Symptoms include weakness, limpness and loss of movement of the arm, wrist and hand. A classic symptom of Klumpke’s palsy is “claw hand” manifested by supination of the forearm (turning the arm so the palm is up) and flexing of the wrist and fingers. In addition, some infants may also suffer from Horner’s Syndrome.
Gestational diabetes, maternal obesity or excessive pregnancy weight gain, small pelvic size in the mother, maternal history of giving birth to large infants and pregnancies that extend beyond the due date increase the risk of brachial plexus injuries of all types.
Treatment for this condition includes immobilization to prevent contractures, botox injections and physical therapy and/or occupational therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be performed to repair the damaged nerves. Early treatment is important, as there is seldom improvement in physical impairment after the child reaches the age of two.
Clark, Perdue & List
Klumpke’s Palsy is often preventable. Contact the birth trauma lawyers at Clark Perdue & List if your child suffered this condition at birth and you suspect medical malpractice.
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