The family of a seven-year-old boy have received an apology from a hospital after an instance of clinical negligence left the youngster permanently disabled.
Errors made at the birth of Callum Sharp at Kettering General Hospital in 2005 resulted in him suffering a serious shoulder injury, which has now led to the boy being diagnosed with Erb's Palsy.
This means Callum now has restricted movement in his left arm and will need a range of specialist equipment to help him for the rest of his life.
Professionals at the hospital used wrong and dangerous methods to free the child when he got stuck while being delivered and his mother Rebecca Sharp has criticised doctors for these catastrophic mistakes.
"Callum will have to live with the impact of the hospital's negligence for the rest of his life and will need much support and special care to ensure he can have the quality of life he deserves," she commented.
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Posted by Francesca Witney