Erb’s Palsy is a condition that can be caused by trauma during birth, causing damage to the nerves in the child’s arm and shoulder area. Damage of this kind can leave the child with limited use of their limb, or in some cases completely paralyse the damaged limb.
This damage is often caused because the baby’s shoulders have been trapped behind its mother’s pelvic bone, therefore during the delivery the attending medical staff have had to apply extra force on the baby’s head and neck in order to pull it free.
This happens because the baby has grown too large to be born normally though a vaginal delivery. Health professionals should be carefully monitoring the size of the unborn baby throughout the course of the pregnancy in order to prevent this from occurring.
If the baby has grown too large for vaginal delivery, healthcare professionals should consider a caesarean section or an episiotomy.
If the necessary measures are not carried out by medical professionals during the course of the pregnancy (right up until birth) then the child could end up with permanent injuries.
At EAD our medical negligence solicitors have experience in dealing with child birth injury claims such as Erb’s Palsy. If you want to claim compensation for an injury your child has incurred during birth, then speak to our medical negligence department.
Call us today on 0151 735 1000 and speak to one of our Liverpool solicitors, alternatively you can complete our call back request form and a member of our team will call you back.
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