Erbs Palsy

Erbs Palsy Claims For Compensation

An Erbs palsy case is caused when the nerves of a baby's neck are damaged during child birth. Normally Erbs Palsy arises when during labour the baby's shoulders get trapped in the birth cannel. This causes the baby's chest and umbilical chord to be compressed, which prevents the baby from being able to breath.

Prompt Action is Essential

Once medical staff become aware that the baby's shoulders are trapped immediate and prompt treatment is required. Any delay can cause serious complications but appropriate treatment is required to release the baby carefully. Occasionally medical staff will use excessive force in an attempt to try and free the baby. This can cause further nerve damage to the baby's neck. The extent of the nerve damage will determine the severity of the baby's condition. We appreciate that discovering your baby has Erbs Palsy is an incredibly stressful time for you as parents. Our expert Erbs Palsy claims Lawyers will advise you on all aspects of an Erbs Palsy case from both a legal and a treatment perspective.

Ongoing Treatment for Erbs Palsy Cases

Many babies who have been affected by birth injuries will require help and assistance for many years - sometimes even for the rest of their life.

Many families do not have the resources to provide the very best care they would want for their baby.

If you think your child's condition resulted from medical negligence your Erbs Palsy Claims lawyer (solicitor) will help you to ensure you receive the compensation your baby deserves so they can be looked after both now and in the future.

What are the Costs?

1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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Is There A Time Limit?

Where clinical negligence involves a child you have three years from the date of the child's 18th birthday to bring a claim. Even if the treatment was therefore carried out many years ago, if your child is under 21 years of age they will still be able to bring a claim and you should contact a 1stClaims solicitor for a free initial interview to discuss this further.

Medical Negligence Expertise is ready and waiting to help you.

Ensure you are taken care of by the medical negligence experts. All 1stClaims medical negligence lawyers focus on putting your interests first and foremost. We have hand selected the best birth injury solicitors for you.

If you would like 1stClaims expert Medical Negligence Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.

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