We've got your Erb's Palsy claim covered
Erb’s Palsy, also known as ‘Brachial Plexus Palsy’is an injury that can occur during difficult childbirth when there is damage to a network of nerves near the neck that can go on to develop problems in a child’s arms and shoulders, often causing weakness and mobility issues with hands and fingers and, in severe cases, can result in paralysis.
Our medical negligence experts are highly experienced and therefore understand the difficulties of Erb’s Palsy and are here to fight for you and your child in order to attain the best medical care and the right compensation for your needs.
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What is an Erb’s Palsy claim?
Erb’s Palsy is usually caused by trauma to nerves during childbirth and can result in life-long weaknesses and even paralysis in the shoulder, hand and arm. It is the duty of medical professionals to have identified potential birthing issues beforehand and to recognise issues such as shoulder dystocia to then conduct the recommended procedures during difficult labour in order to reduce the risk of injury.
If your child has been affected by substandard care within a healthcare facility, you could be entitled to an Erb’s Palsy compensation claim. Our medical negligence solicitors can advise if you have a claim and how we can help.
Can I claim compensation for Erb’s Palsy negligence?
If you believe your child has suffered medical negligence, our experienced solicitors can use their expertise to find out for sure if you have an Erb’s Palsy claim. This investigation will include assessing for any evidence of long-term issues due to negligent care from a health professional.
Whether your child is able to recover some movement or if their injuries are lifelong, compensation can be a crucial step to recovery for you, your child and your family. We understand the hardships, be it emotional or financial strain, which is why we believe in the importance of helping you to gain compensation that might make things just that little bit easier.
TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE LEADING TO ERB’S PALSY
Negligence within the medical field can occur due to a multitude of mistakes and inadequacies, we have support claims including the following negligent actions:
- The use of excessive amounts of force around your baby’s head, neck or shoulders during birth.
- Failure to recognise and advise of potential risks or signs of shoulder dystocia.
- Failure to recommend a caesarean section when appropriate.
- Improper usage of birth-assisted tools such as forceps
WHAT CAN ERB’S PALSY COMPENSATION HELP WITH?
From experience, we know that compensation received for Erb’s Palsy can help to make a huge difference. In more severe cases of Erb’s Palsy, children may require specialist care that continues into adulthood. Compensation can help to aid both your child’s development and any financial costs that arise, such as:
- Physiotherapy and private doctor appointments
- Home and vehicle adaptations and other specialist equipment
- Loss of income
- Private tutoring
To ensure that you are receiving the right compensation amount for your case we will consider factors such as the life-long effects of injury, the emotional and physical pain suffered and your child’s ability to be independent.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet the team
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation
Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.
Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.
Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
Medical Negligence Solicitor
Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.
Senior Litigation Executive
Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.