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Brachial plexus injuries / erbs palsy claims

Brachial Plexus injuries represent damages to the nerves that come from the spinal cord in the neck and travel down the arm.

It can be caused by stretching, pressure or cutting.

Erbs palsy is an injury that occurs when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are damaged at the time of delivery.  It is frequently caused by shoulder dystocia during a difficult birth. It can result as a consequence of clinical negligence in circumstances where there has been excessive pulling on the shoulder or where the baby is delivered in a breech position.  The prognosis for Erb’s palsy will depend upon the severity of the injury sustained.  In some cases there can be lifelong problems.

Brachial Plexus and Erbs palsy can arise a result of medical negligence if the medical staff responsible has failed to act efficiently and reduce the risk of a potential birth injury and may result in a compensation claim. It is essential to obtain specialist legal support and advice.

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