Erb’s Palsy Negligence Claims
Medical negligence and birth errors can turn what should be the happiest time in a parent’s life into a nightmare. Some physical effects of the medical intervention during birth are short lived while others, like Erb’s Palsy, can be permanent.
If you are concerned that hospital negligence caused your child's Erb’s Palsy, talk to the experts at The Medical Negligence Experts. Our team of solicitors can speak to you about your experience and determine whether you can make a claim.
What is Erb’s Palsy Negligence?
Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by damage to the nerves in the upper arm. It occurs when the brachial plexus nerves – which run from the neck to the arm giving movement and feeling from the shoulder to the hand- suffer excessive strain. Most people with this condition develop it as the result of a difficult birth due to their shoulders getting stuck in the birth canal – an event called “shoulder dystocia”.
Not all cases of Erb’s Palsy are due to medical negligence. It can occur when a baby becomes stuck in the birth canal due to their larger size, or if they are at an awkward angle. Medical practitioners have agreed on safe practices to follow to help release a baby’s shoulder, and even with due care and attention the child may still suffer damage and develop Erb’s Palsy. Negligence happens when medical staff do not follow the correct procedure or have not taken necessary precautions during late pregnancy if there is a concern a baby may be at risk of shoulder dystocia.
How Can We Help?
The claimant must prove medical negligence caused Erb’s Palsy. Finding the proof can take a long time which is why it helps to have solicitor’s experienced in dealing with clinical negligence and birth injuries on your side. We can put you in contact with independent medical experts who can help gather the evidence necessary for your claim to be successful. We can also negotiate with your health practitioner and give advice on whether an offer of compensation is fair and reasonable.
Making a Claim for Erb’s Palsy?
Factors that influence compensation include the severity of the palsy, the nature and type of rehabilitation, necessary additional care like physiotherapy (which may not be readily available from the NHS in your area) and other expenses or financial loss you have incurred. Even though around three-quarters of Erb’s Palsy cases can be cured with the correct type of treatment, it does not take away the validity of a claim if the injury was the cause of negligence.
Personal injury claims, including those for Erb’s Palsy, have a time limit. While they have until the day before their 21st birthday to claim if the damage occurred before a person turned 18, it is beneficial to begin the process as soon as possible. Early action makes it easier to collate the evidence, while quick resolution means your child can access the therapy that will give them the best possible outcome.
We can help you obtain the compensation you need when you contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert Erb’s Palsy Negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your Erb’s Palsy negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.