Erb's palsy claims
If your child suffers from Erb’s palsy as a result of mistakes made during pregnancy or childbirth, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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What is Erb's palsy?
Erb's palsy, also known as brachial plexus palsy, is a condition which mainly occurs due to trauma during childbirth. It can affect the primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to the arm and can result in partial or complete paralysis. Medical professionals are not always at fault. However, if the medical professional made errors during the delivery of your child and these errors resulted in your child suffering Erb’s palsy, you may be entitled to compensation due to medical negligence.
What sort of medical mistakes can result in a child suffering Erb’s palsy?
There are a number of errors that can be made by medical professionals, that result in your child suffering Erb’s palsy. Our medical negligence specialists have secured compensation for many children in a number of different Erb's palsy claims with mistakes such as:
- Improper use of instruments such as forceps or vacuum extraction
- Unacceptable delay in performing a caesarean section
- Failure to monitor the baby's weight, size and position
- Failure to review the mother's pelvis and to perform the McRoberts manoeuvre if necessary
Is there a time limit on bringing a claim?
The law states that any claim on behalf of a child has to be brought within three years from the date of their 18th birthday in England and Wales and their 16th birthday in Scotland. However, there is no time limit if the child doesn’t have mental capacity to bring a claim when they become an adult.
How much does it cost to bring an Erb’s palsy claim?
The majority of cases in the UK are funded by way of a No Win No Fee agreement. This means if your case is lost, you will not have to pay anything so there’s no financial risk to you. For more information, visit our page or alternatively, if you’d like to speak to one of our specialists, .
What can I claim for?
As well as claiming compensation for pain and suffering, we’ll also include as part of your claim the cost of any care, treatment, rehabilitation, aids and equipment that’s required now or will be needed in the future. Additionally, if you’ve suffered any hardship as a result of lost earnings, this can also be recovered.
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
We have many years' experience securing compensation for those who’ve suffered as a result of Erb’s palsy caused by medical negligence and will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and with great care.
As well as lawyers who are experts in the field of medical negligence, we also have trained nurses and midwives on our team. We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.
Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?
If your child has been diagnosed with Erb's palsy as a result of medical negligence, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on or .
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