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Erb’s Palsy Claims

Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by damage to the nerves affecting the arm or shoulder during a difficult birth. Commonly, but not exclusively caused by shoulder dystocia, it can lead to restricted use of the hand and arm.

If a child is affected by this condition as a result of medical negligence, Lees Solicitors can assist with a compensation claim to help deal with the issues this inevitably causes.

dealing with erb’s palsy

In many successful claims, the damage to the nerves was caused by a medical professional pulling too hard on the baby’s head and neck during delivery. This has resulted in the nerve damage consistent with Erb’s palsy.

Minor nerve damage may recover after a period of time, or some physiotherapy or other treatment may be required.

However, in the most serious cases the damage is permanent, with nerves stretched or severed beyond repair. This can mean that the child has no functional use of their arm for the rest of their life.

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At Lees, we have won cases on behalf of a number of children who have suffered lasting injuries following the mismanagement of their birth.

In severe cases involving potentially life-altering conditions such as Erb’s palsy, significant sums can be awarded to help pay for the specialist help and equipment a sufferer will need throughout their lives.

Our solicitors recognise how devastating it can be if your child is injured as a result of medical negligence. We will support you throughout the legal process, providing emotional support alongside practical expertise to ensure the process is as easy for your family as possible.

We can also assist with claims for other conditions affecting young children, for example brain injuries occurring during birth or joint damage caused by infection. Call us on 0800 387 927 to speak to us about your claim and discuss how we may be able to help.

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Do you think it is a good case?

It is hard to assess the merits of a case fully before we have seen the relevant medical records and, if necessary, seen the reports from independent experts.  Our usual procedure is to consider the facts given to us by the client and then decide whether we are able to take the enquiry any further.  We would then review it again once the medical records and any other documents or reports are to hand, and indeed, will keep the merits of the case under review throughout the case.

How long will it take?

Investigation of a case usually takes between 18m-2yrs, although more complex cases can take longer. Much depends on how quickly the hospitals etc provide the medical records and then on what the waiting list of the experts are like, and whether you need to be seen by more than 1 expert.

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I was kept constantly up to date as soon as information from the Defendant was received,  (rather than have to 'chase' and constantly ring up for news).Fiona Kempand her team treated me as a person and not just another client and it was always with courtesy, respect and friendliness. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lees.

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