Attorneys for Horner’s Syndrome Birth Injury Claims
The birth of a child is something that parents and family members wait for with bated breath and excitement. However, this excitement often turns into horror and anxiety when they discover that the child suffered a birth injury that may follow them for the rest of their life. One such injury is named Horner’s Syndrome, which essentially refers to the damage of the connection of the nerves of the eyes and face with the brain. Horner’s Syndrome in children just doesn’t happen out of the blue – it is most likely due to trauma meted out on the brachial plexus which is a bunch of nerves found at the base of the neck, particularly due to aggressive birthing methods such as the overuse of vacuum pumps and forceps. Horner’s Syndrome may lead to partial paralysis on the part of the face that is affected, and the child may require surgery as well as extensive physical therapy to remedy the situation. As the parent of a child who developed Horner’s syndrome, you have every right to file a birth injury lawsuit to recover money damages and justice, and we’re here to help you do this.
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Horner’s syndrome causes the drooping of an individual’s eyelid, uncontrollable winking, the constriction of the pupil where the nerves were affected, as well as decreased perspiration on the side that has suffered nerve damage. Horner’s Syndrome usually affects one part of the body, and it is typically diagnosed by an ophthalmologist.
Here are the key signs and symptoms of Horner’s Syndrome:
- A drooping eyelid
- The affected eye may seem sunken
- The child may only sweat in one side of his face
- There may be pupil size irregularities, clinically known as anisocoria
- One iris may have a lighter color than the other
Birth Trauma Main Cause of Horner’s Syndrome
Trauma to the shoulders or neck during delivery because of the use of forceful methods by the physician is thought to be the main cause of Horner’s Syndrome. This damages the brachial plexus which is a network or nerves that control arm and fingers, which consequently caused a breakdown in communication between one part of the body and the brain.
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Medical negligence that may lead to the development of Horner’s Syndrome may include things like failure to diagnose improper fetal positioning prior to delivery, failure to determine the size of a child which would have meant that the mother would have given birth via cesarean thereby avoiding damage to shoulder nerves, and so on. Need help with filing a lawsuit for Horner’s Syndrome in newborns? Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.