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.