Erbs Palsy Compensation Claims

Sadly medical negligence can occur during childbirth and there may be damaging consequences to the mother or the child as a result. It is completely natural to put your absolute trust into the midwives or doctors involved in your antenatal and postnatal care and it is often devastating if that those clinicians breach their duty of care and lead to you or your child suffering an injury during birth. 

One of the disorders that can be caused by medical negligence in childbirth is Erb’s Palsy. This is damage to the brachial plexus nerve in the child’s upper arm and is often caused by the child’s shoulder getting stuck during a traumatic birth. and the obstetrician/midwife failing to perform the necessary manoeuvres to rotate the baby and deliver safely. Children living with the disorder can’t move their shoulder or upper arm with differing levels of severity, or they may be unable to bend their elbow, although they may be able to move their fingers. They will often require extra care as they grow older to support their additional needs that have resulted from their injury. 

If your child has developed Erb’s Palsy as a result of negligence throughout their birth, it will of course be a very tough time for you and your family, and you will be trying to come to terms with the lasting effects of any injury your child has received. It could be that your child may still be in hospital and will likely need more treatment in the longer term. 

Here at T G Baynes we always strive to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of you, your family and your child at this difficult time. We are experienced in helping families to understand what happened during the birth and how you may be able to claim the compensation your child deserves as result of negligence by your midwife or doctor. We ensure that the matter is investigated and where appropriate, not only that compensation is achieved, but that rehabilitation is offered and arranged to assist with living with the injury. 

We will always listen to you and your family and we will guide you through the legal process from start to finish, providing you with the full facts of your case at all times and being on hand to provide the legal support you may need at this time. 

 T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. Contact us on 020 8301 7777 or email us on to have a no obligation discussion regarding your claim.