Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Arnold Law Firm, a birth injury law firm, commends the efforts of the United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc., (Network), to bring attention to a common yet preventable birth injury. Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI), more commonly known as erb’s palsy, describes a condition in which nerves in the neck are injured during delivery.
The Network's annual Brachial Plexus Awareness Week is October 19-25, 2014. The awareness week activities will bring public attention to the issues facing families with Brachial Plexus Injuries.
The infant delivery process is fraught with dangers, according to the Network’s resources. During many routine infant deliveries, the brachial plexus nerves in the neck can be damaged in infants. The nerves control movement in the arms, and when they are injured it can cause partial or total paralysis of one or both arms.
“With excellent medical care and early intervention, many children can regain partial or total control of their arms,” shared Clayeo Arnold, founding partner of Arnold Law Firm.
“Because erb’s palsy injuries can be prevented, it is essential that parents have access to the right awareness resources,” noted Arnold. The Network notes that using an erb’s palsy or BPI specialist is essential to monitoring and improving the injuries to the infant.
The Network provides families with extensive resources reviewing the risk factors associated with erb’s palsy. Though some erb’s palsy injuries are sustained in car or work accidents, the majority of these injuries are sustained during delivery.
The United Brachial Plexus Network serves a vital role in informing parents and pregnant couples about the risk factors associated with erb’s palsy. The organization believes that common birth injuries such as erb’s palsy can and should be prevented.
Parents who are provided with in-depth information about erb’s palsy possibilities, are better equipped to prevent them. As such, the network provides parents with a list of questions to review with medical providers in order to adequately assess the risks to their infants. The United Brachial Plexus Network also provides parents with forums to discuss best practices and exchange information with other families in a similar situation.
The Network’s resources permit families to make informed decisions about appropriate medical treatment and seek the best possible treatment. Additional California erb’s palsy resources can be found on the Arnold Law Firm’s erb’s palsy resources page.
About Arnold Law Firm
Arnold Law Firm is dedicated to the aggressive representation of persons injured by the actions or negligence of others. The goal of our Sacramento, California auto accident and personal injury law firm is to ensure that victims of catastrophic and life-altering injuries are fully and fairly compensated for their losses. Arnold Law Firm believes that providing individualized attention the needs of each client is vital to crafting a robust and successful case. For a free and confidential case review, visit justice4you.com, or call (916) 924-3100.
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