Birth Injury: Brachial Plexus Overview

In this post, “Birth Injury: Brachial Plexus Overview”, we discuss obstetric brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that runs from the spinal cord (at the neck), across the chest, and down into the armpit. These nerves control movement and sensation in the arm and hand. There is a brachial plexus network on each side of the body, and most often, a birth injury only affects one side.

A brachial plexus injury may occur during labor and delivery if the baby’s head and neck are pulled, stretched, or twisted with too much force. This can lead to serious injuries that may affect your baby long-term. To learn more about these injuries, take a look at the infographic below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Birth Injury: Brachial Plexus Overview

birth injury: brachial plexus

A brachial plexus injury can be challenging, especially since you plan to have a happy and healthy birth experience and new baby. If your baby’s injury was the result of a healthcare provider acting inappropriately or negligently, you may have grounds to file a birth injury lawsuit. Contact Birth Injury Guide to learn more. Our birth injury lawyer can help you explore your rights and possible options.

Call us at 877-415-6603, or fill out our online contact form to learn more. Experiencing an injury during birth is scary, but you are not alone. We are here to help!


Sam Uribe

Written By Sam Uribe

Sam Uribe is a researcher and writer. She lends her expertise to the team at Birth Injury Guide to provide up-to-date and relevant content that clients can count on.