20 February 2009
NHS trust pays compensation to parents of Erb's palsy sufferer
The parents of a girl who developed Erb's palsy as a result of complications during her birth have been awarded a payout.
Recently, the North Wales NHS Trust - which was formed in 2008 following a merger between the Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust and the North East Wales NHS Trust - came to a settlement without admitting liability.
Although the precise sum has not been revealed, it may be up to six figures, the BBC reports.
In 1994, Harriet Frobisher was delivered at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd hospital.
According to the legal case brought by her parents, Gerry and Sharon Frobisher, medical staff failed to follow correct procedures after it became apparent that the child's shoulders had become stuck behind her mother's pubic bone following the delivery of her head.
The nerves in her neck were subsequently stretched and she developed Erb's palsy in her right arm, meaning she has limited use of the limb.
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