Horners Syndrome

Horners Syndrome is caused by an interruption of the sympathetic nerves that connect the brain to the face and eyes.  There are many causes, such as injury to the main artery to the brain, injury to the brachial plexus, tumor, lesion and stroke.  Where medical malpractice leads to a brachial plexus injury, or carotid artery compression, the mistake may result in permanent and irreversible injury. 

Common symptoms of Horners Syndrome include:
  • a droopy upper eye lid (ptosis);
  • swelling of the lower eye lid;
  • sinking of the eyeball;
  • lack of sweat on side of face with affected eye; and
  • small affected pupil.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases involving a Horners Syndrome.  If your baby's condition or injury is due to medical malpractice, your child and family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.