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Birth Related Brachial Plexus Palsy

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Birth related brachial plexus palsy refers to an injury occurring in the perinatal period to all or part of an infant’s brachial plexus (the network of nerves connecting your spine to your upper limbs). Birth related brachial plexus palsies can be defined as either Erb’s palsies or Klumpke’s palsies. Erb’s palsies are injuries occurring in the upper brachial plexus, whereas Klumpke’s palsies are injuries which occur in the lower brachial plexus. Various factors can increase an infant’s risk of suffering a brachial plexus palsy during childbirth. Improper, unskilled or negligent treatment by a medical professional can also cause an infant to suffer a brachial plexus palsy.  ..

Medical Malpractice - Failing To See What Was There To Be Seen

Victor Lewin
Friday, May 10, 2013

Unfortunately, it is too often the case that Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI patients are discharged from hospital prematurely, in the face of evidence that they have an ongoing medical complication. An appeal from a medical malpractice trial decision released recently highlights what can happen when doctors and surgeons negligently fail to observe important information concerning a patient's condition. ..

New Brunswick Injury Lawyers Help Medical Malpractice Victim Achieve Justice

Victor Lewin
Monday, November 07, 2011

A medical malpractice trial decision released last month by the New Brunswick Courts is favourable to personal injury claimants in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. It provides helpful guidance on how Courts will assess the complicated issue of causation in cancer cases where the negligence of a doctor did not specifically cause the cancer, but where it caused an increased risk of cancer.