If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLouisville Birth Injury Lawyer Discusses Klumpke Palsy Injuries\r\nWhen a baby suffers from a birth injury in Louisville or anywhere in world, it doesn\u2019t seem fair, especially knowing that the injury could have been prevented. One such avoidable birth injury is Klumpke Palsy.A form of brachial plexus injury, Klumpke Palsy affects the lower roots of the brachial plexus. When Klumpke Palsy happens at birth, it affects a newborn\u2019s forearm and hand. As a result of damage that was done during childbirth, a baby may suffer paralysis in the arm, fingers and hand.\r\nHow Does Klumpke Palsy Occur?\r\nWhen a nurse, doctor, or physician applies too much force and pressure on a baby during childbirth, damage to the roots of the cervical C7 vertebra and first thoracic T1 nerves could occur. When this happens, nerves in the brachial plexus will tear and cause a Klumpke Palsy injury at birth.\r\nThese injuries generally occur more often when the baby is larger and the mother has a smaller frame. In these cases, the larger baby may get stuck on the mother\u2019s small pelvis. During childbirth, a doctor knows when this situation with a baby arises (usually referred to as a shoulder dystocia situation) and is trained on how to assess the situation to deliver the baby free from harm or injury.\r\nThe methods for delivery with shoulder dystocia include:\r\n\r\n \tRotation of the anterior shoulder by fingers\r\n \tFlexing the maternal thighs against the mother\u2019s abdomen\r\n \tPerform an episiotomy\r\n \tRotating the baby\u2019s head manually to the anterioposterior position so an emergency C-section is performed\r\n\r\nWhen a Kentucky doctor does not do his part, and a baby suffers a birth injury in Louisville, he should be held liable. Children who suffer birth injuries may need medical care for life, and the injuries can hinder their ability to do routine things, take care of themselves, and hold down jobs.\r\nWhen a birth injury in Kentucky or Ohio affects your child, call an experienced\u00a0Louisville birth injury lawyer\u00a0at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson for a free consultation at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 and seek justice.