Erbs palsy compensation claims
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What is Erbs Palsy?
Erb’s Palsy (erbs palsy) is an issue that many parents must deal with after a difficult birth. It can be caused by many different things throughout the pregnancy – as can countless other birth defects – but Erb’s Palsy is immediately apparent directly after birth.
Because of complications during the term of pregnancy or complications during the birth process, the main nerves of one the newborn’s arms can be severely damaged, including the connective tissue and veins associated with the spine.
How Is It Caused?
Erb’s Palsy is not common for most mothers, but it can still happen in some cases. Erb’s Palsy can be te result of a birth injury. Babies who are larger tend to be more at risk of Erb’s Palsy as when the head is delivered one or both shoulders get stuck behind the mother’s pelvis. When this happens a doctor or midwife may intervene during labour to deliver the baby quickly. There are risk factors which doctors and midwifes should look out for during pregnancy. When these risk factors are not spotted and acted on there may be a case for medical negligence.
The risk factors for Erb’s Palsy include the following;
- Not estimating the babies weight
- Not performing a caesarean section
- Not following procedures on how to manage shoulder dystocia during delivery
- Not informing the mother of the risk of a natural birth
- Not diagnosing or treating a mother with diabetes
Some newborns may be able to overcome the injuries associated with Erb’s Palsy, but if not, there may be a numerous amount of surgeries needed to correct the issues within the nerves and spine such as nerve transplants, lasting scars, and muscle damage over time. Sometimes, specialists are needed and not only will it be a trying time for the child but it also takes away valuable learning and development time from child.
What Can You Do to Help Your Child?
Many mothers feel responsible for their child having Erb’s Palsy, but it is through no fault of their own that this condition occurred to their child. No matter whether you, as the mother or father, chose to use a midwife in a home birth or chose to have your baby in the hospital, if your child suffers from complications related to Erb’s Palsy, we can help you.
If you decide to file a medical negligence claim because of the hardships associated with Erb’s Palsy, our Medical Negligence Lawyers can offer and guarantee you a multitude of information on the subject, support from various non-profit organisations who can restore your emotional steadiness throughout the process, and very capable Medical Negligence Lawyers to help you throughout the whole process.
If a loved one has suffered from Erb’s Palsy you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If erbs palsy compensation claims are filled too late claimants may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
Our Medical Negligence Lawyers will help you in everyway we can and that is a promise. We care about your situation and we understand that many others may not be able to comprehend the stresses that you’re facing. Contact us to discuss your case for erbs palsy compensation claim by filling in our online claim form, requesting a call back or by calling us on the number above.
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