Brachial Plexus Injury & Erb's Palsy Compensation

Brachial Plexus Injury (Erb’s Palsy)

An injury to the brachial plexus can occur during childbirth when a baby’s shoulders fail to be delivered shortly after the head emerges – a condition known as shoulder dystocia. When shoulder dystocia occurs various manoeuvres require to be carried out to bring about rapid delivery of the baby and, if the manoeuvres are not carried out competently, injury can be caused to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves which supply the arm. The injury can vary in severity and, at its most severe, the baby’s arm can be paralysed. This type of injury is also called Erb’s Palsy.

Whatever the cause, we can help you and your baby claim for the disability and get you the medical attention needed to get your child’s independence back. We are expert lawyers with an understanding of how vital it is to get your child the much needed help and compensation to which they are entitled.

Why make a claim?

If your child has suffered a brachial plexus injury as a result of medical negligence, they are entitled to claim compensation. A brachial plexus injury can have a serious impact on your child’s quality of life. We want to ensure you peace of mind, and the necessary assistance to allow you and your child to enjoy life. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience of helping people who have suffered injury due to another’s fault or negligence.

Supporting your needs

As we have said, brachial plexus injury is debilitating and brings about the need for many kinds of assistance to allow your child to achieve a normal quality of life. This could involve obtaining the equipment you require assist your child’s independence, and modifications to allow him to carry out normal daily activities in the home.

In addition, your child’s ability to work may be affected by the brachial plexus injury and we can assist with vocational training and assessing the financial costs to your child of seeking employment with a disability. The financial impact of all these things can be substantial. This is why it is vital to make a claim so we can ensure your child obtains the settlement they deserve and require to safeguard their future.

Why choose Curtis Legal & Medical?

At Curtis Legal & Medical, your child’s claim will be handled by a specialist team of solicitors. We have many years experience in dealing with medical negligence claims. We have extensive experience of conducting medical negligence claims which have settled at all stages up to that of full Court hearings, with substantial awards being made to claimants. Curtis Legal & Medical offers an honest no win no fee service.

If you feel your child has a claim for an injury which has been the result of medical negligence, it is essential that you receive specialist and independent advice. We can help your child claim compensation for the injury and any financial costs which have been incurred as a consequence of the negligence. We appreciate claims for compensation can be stressful but we aim to ensure that the process is dealt with as quickly, efficiently and professionally as possible. We are always happy to come and see you and your child in your own home, so you do not have to worry about travelling to meet with us.

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