Otherwise known as brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s palsy is a condition that is caused by birth trauma. The damage is caused by excessive stress or traction on a child’s body during birth. The damage is normally caused to the baby’s head, neck or shoulders and can often result in paralysis of the arm. If the injury continues to affect the child for more than a few weeks, it is possible that the condition can lead to other issues. One example is that the arm affected can grow at a reduced rate compared to the rest of the body, resulting in a stunted limb.
There is also the risk of low muscular development, leaving the sufferer unable to lift their arm above their shoulder. Other issues can include the affected arm not being able to regulate its temperature.
In the most extreme circumstances, it is also possible that this injury can result in the baby being unable to breath when caught in the birth canal, due to compression of their chest and umbilical cord.
Either way, this birth injury can be caused by ineffective delivery and medical negligence. If you and your family have suffered because of Erb’s palsy developing during childbirth, you may be entitled to compensation.
As this is a birth injury which can result in life-long health issues, it is essential that you make a medical negligence claim against the hospital or practitioner responsible for the birth injury. For long-term illnesses, this money can be essential when equipping your home to create a comfortable, practical environment.
There are two main ways in which your medical practitioner is likely to have been negligent with regards to this childbirth. Any claims for medical negligence or birth injury compensation are likely to either depend upon:
- Negligent handling of shoulder dystocia. This is usually as the result of failing to follow established procedures.
- Failure to arrange a Caesarean section. If shoulder dystocia has been anticipated, then a Caesarean is a proven way of preventing this damage from occurring.
If you can prove that your medical practitioner/s failed to provide you with adequate medical service, then you can make a claim against them for medical negligence.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are proud to offer no-win, no-fee Erb’s palsy claims that you can trust. We have helped thousands of clients to get their hands on the compensation they are owed due to medical negligence. The money can be essential when equipping your home to manage this potentially lifelong condition, but the knowledge that you’ve received justice can help you to move on with your life.
As our medical negligence and personal injury lawyers offer a no-win, no-fee service, you’ll be able to get the justice you need without having to pay any money for the legal case yourself. As soon as you get in touch with us, we’ll work with you to identify if you have a viable case for medical negligence.
If you are eligible to make a claim against a healthcare practitioner, our professional team will take the case of your hands and work to make sure that you receive the highest level of compensation you are entitled to.
For more information on our wide range of medical negligence and birth injury services, including Erb’s palsy claims, get in touch with our professional team. If you’re looking to make any kind of brachial plexus palsy claim, our no-win, no-fee solicitors are here for you. You can reach our team directly by calling us on 0800 699 0079 or, if you prefer, you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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