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Bells Palsy Compensation Claims

Any difficult birth can lead to Bell’s palsy, particularly if the delivery required the use of forceps. If these forceps are not used correctly, it is possible that it can cause short-term facial paralysis and birth injury. Although medical professionals and midwives are trained in the correct use of this equipment, mistakes are easy to make. This is especially true in a medical emergency or if the baby is in distress during the procedure.

If you and your family have suffered due to medical negligence during the birthing process, leading to facial paralysis, then get in touch with the no-win, no-fee medical negligence claims experts at Tylers Solicitors. There are other difficult birth issues which can lead to facial paralysis, aside from Bell’s Palsy, so it’s important that you get reliable medical negligence advice from a team of professionals before making any compensation claims.

What is Bell’s Palsy in Children?

If forceps were used incorrectly during the difficult birth, then facial paralysis is a possibility. The facial nerve can be damaged at the time of delivery, which can cause short-term paralysis until the damage heals. This paralysis normally affects the muscles around the eye and mouth. If only one side of the facial muscles were weakened, then it is common to see a child’s mouth pulled to the functioning side when the baby cries.

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    What are Other Causes of Facial Paralysis in Newborn Children?

    In addition to Bell’s palsy because of medical negligence during a difficult birth, facial paralysis can also occur in the mother’s womb or immediately after birth. It is possible that the facial nerve can be compressed within the womb.

    There is the risk that facial paralysis and birth injury palsy can be developed in the same way as an adult would develop it – thanks to a viral infection, HIV or bacterial infections. Any of these issues, which may not be due to medical negligence, can also result in the same illness.

    Can Bell’s Palsy Cause Eye Damage and Other Changes?

    There is the risk that this condition can result in short or long-term damage and changes to the child’s eye. If the affected facial nerve causes the eyelid to sag, then it may be impossible to close effectively. There is also the risk of an ectropion, which is an outward turning of the eyelid. Not only can this cause the eye to constantly water, but it can make it nearly impossible for the child to sleep properly.

    This can cause a great deal of distress when trying to sleep and throughout the day. They eye itself can also become irritated and red, which will also cause the child’s vision to blur. These changes are normally repaired when the palsy ends, but there is the risk of long-lasting damage occurring during this time.

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    How is Bell’s Palsy Treated in Children?

    Some of the most common kinds of treatment for both children and adults include osteopathic manipulation. Face massages and the application of heat to reduce pain from the affliction are other popular methods of managing the issue.

    There is also the physical therapy option, known as facial retraining. This can help the person to regain control of their facial nerve and strengthen any muscles which have suffered damage throughout the palsy. In some cases, there is a surgical option to relieve pressure on the facial nerve. However, due to the potential risks for both children and adults, the surgical alternative is rarely recommended.

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    If you’re looking for a trusted, UK provider of no-win, no-fee legal services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today! Our experienced team will work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to, following any kind of injury that isn’t your fault!

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    How Much Compensation Could I Claim Due to Bells Palsy Birth Injuries?

    Bells Palsy Compensation Amounts

    The amount of compensation you may be able to claim following a Bells Palsy birth injury depends on the severity of the injury, in addition to the level of negligence displayed. The more serious and noticeable your child’s injuries, the more compensation you could be entitled to claim on their behalf.

    Curious about how much Bells Palsy compensation you could be entitled to claim? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. Alternatively, use our simple Bells Palsy compensation claim calculator below!

    Minor Bells Palsy Compensation Amounts

    If the Bells Palsy condition is minor, it isn’t likely to have a noticeably negative impact your child’s life. Minor Bells Palsy is defined as a condition which is more cosmetic than practical, often causing a minor drooping of the face on one side. This form of facial paralysis is minor and can often be overcome with physical therapy.

    £1,220 to £5,130

    Moderate Bells Palsy Compensation Claims

    If your child has been left with moderate Bells Palsy facial paralysis due to the negligent use of forceps during the birthing process. Moderate Bells Palsy is likely to include facial paralysis, and some minor noticeable cosmetic issues. It is also likely that your child might be left with minor eye damage, or a speech impediment.

    Up to £11,200

    Severe Bells Palsy Compensation Amounts

    In some cases, Bells Palsy conditions can be sesrious enough that they will have a major impact on your child’s life. In addition to causing difficulties with sight, severe Bells Palsy can also cause serious speech impediments, difficulty eating and more. If your child has suffered a severe Bells Palsy birth injury due to the doctor or nurse’s negligence, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.

    £12,210 to £37,760

    Permanent Bells Palsy with Chronic Discomfort Compensation Amounts

    In the worst cases, Bells Palsy can be so serious that it will have a lifelong impact on your child’s health and wellbeing. Bells Palsy can cause partial facial paralysis, including damage to vision, speech impediments, difficulty eating and long-term, chronic discomfort. If your child has been left with extremely serious and uncomfortable Bells Palsy due to your healthcare provider’s negligence, we are here for you. For more information, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.

    £39,270 to £48,080

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    Why Should I Choose Tylers Solicitors for No-Win, No-Fee Birth Injury Compensation Claims?

    At Tylers Solicitors, we are proud to offer a wide range of no-win, no-fee medical negligence claims for all kinds of families. Whether your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence during a difficult delivery, or because of any kind of infection while in hospital, you could be entitled to make compensation claims.

    For more information on our no-win, no-fee legal services, don’t hesitate to contact our team today. You can reach our no-win, no-fee specialists by calling us today on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can send any queries you might have to info@tylerssolicitors.co.uk and we’ll get back to you at a time that is convenient to you.

    Can I Make Bell’s Palsy Compensation Claims?

    If your child has suffered from Bell’s palsy either due to medical negligence damage from a difficult birth or an infection from within the hospital, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the hospital responsible. No-win, no-fee medical negligence claims can be essential when it comes to helping your child and family deal with the consequences of Bell’s palsy.

    It is up to your medical professional to make sure that they use all equipment correctly, even during a difficult birth. If you feel like they have displayed medical negligence in their treatment of you and your family, contact our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors today.

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