Medical Legal Educational Blog for Personal Injury Attorneys

The Medical Legal Expert Blog is your source for some of the most helpful and useful medical and demonstrative evidence facts and information.


  • This article is a continuation of a two part article on brachial plexus injury. Part 1 covered brachial plexus injuries in adults caused by a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle collision. Part 2 will address brachial plexus injury in infants during delivery, which is also known as Shoulder Dystocia or Erb's palsy.


  • Injuries to the brachial plexus can often take place from trauma similar to that which causes cervical spine injuries and can also manifest similar symptoms. As shown in the illustration below, the brachial plexus is formed by several of the cervical nerve roots and the T1 nerve root.


  • 1
  • 2