The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury involves injuries to the group of nerves that connect your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand regions and occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.
Brachial plexus injuries can be mild to severe, resulting in nerve damage, weakness in the hands or forearms, pain, lack of muscle control, numbness or even complete paralysis in these regions. As with any trauma to the spinal region, they often require substantial and on-going rehabilitative efforts.
Examples of brachial plexus injuries
Injuries to the brachial plexus can result from a variety of accidents, including:
• Contact sports;
• Car or motorcycle injuries;
• Slip and fall accidents;
• Any form of physical trauma to the region.
Though some brachial plexus injuries can be minor and heal without treatment after a few weeks or months, other forms of the injury can be far more serious – requiring lengthy and expensive physical therapies or surgeries. Sometimes the injuries to the nerves can be so severe that it results in permanent disabilities.
If you have suffered a head, neck, or shoulder injury and suspect that you may have nerve damage, seek immediate medical care. If the injury was potentially caused by the wrongful or negligent action of a person, product or company, contact a qualified personal injury attorney for a consultation.
Why hire a personal injury attorney
A qualified personal injury attorney can help you recover financially and get you compensation for expenses such as:
• Physical therapies;
• Arm braces;
• Neck braces;
• Hospital costs;
• Rehabilitation treatments;
• And a variety of other medical expenses.
Financial recovery for injury cases
Depending on your case, a qualified accident lawyer can help you obtain various forms of damages that you may be entitled to, including:
• General damages;
• Compensatory damages;
• Damages for lost income at work;
• Hospital and medical costs;
• Punitive damages;
This list is not exhaustive. If you have been injured in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or suffered another type of personal injury that was caused by another’s negligence, contact the experienced injury attorneys at Ghozland Law firm today for a free, no obligation consultation.