Erb’s Palsy claims from specialist medical negligence solicitors
‘Helping you fight for compensation and find out what went wrong’
Helping you ascertain what happened?
Although shoulder dystocia is not predictable, the risks of it occurring can be higher for some women (for example if the baby is known to be particularly large for dates or if the mother has gestational diabetes). As such, medical staff are under a duty to advise of all the risks in proceeding with a normal birth as against having a caesarean section so that the mother can make an informed decision on the mode of delivery.
Shoulder dystocia is a medical emergency and all medics should have in depth and regular training on its management so as to try to avoid the occurrence of brachial plexus injuries. Common failures include the omission of key obstetric manoeuvres to alleviate the obstruction or the application of excessive traction in trying to deliver the fetal head.
Making an Erb’s Palsy claim
If you or your child has Erb’s Palsy you’ll doubtless have concerns about ensuring that you can manage into the future and striving to have as best a quality of life as possible. Our experienced medical negligence team can focus quickly on the key issues in the case and proceed to instruct our trusted independent medical experts to provide their opinions on the care provided and the cause of the brachial plexus injury.
Compensation funds to give a better quality of life
By acting for you or your child in an Erb’s palsy claim we can help make sure that you receive compensation that could help with a better quality of life. This might be through regular physiotherapy or the support of an occupational therapist or to allow for specialist surgery to be performed privately. The compensation could also provide appliances that make day to day tasks easier, such as opening garage doors, hanging out washing or preparing food.
“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset
“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds
“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East