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Erb’s Palsy

Berwick Solicitors brings unparalleled expertise and compassion to families navigating the complexities of Erb’s Palsy claims. Recognised for our experience, authority and trustworthiness, we are dedicated to supporting families affected by Erb’s Palsy, ensuring they receive the compensation and care they deserve.

Common Causes and Types of Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s Palsy typically results from trauma during birth, including:

  • Excessive pulling on the shoulders during a head-first delivery
  • Pressure on the baby’s raised arms during a breech (feet-first) delivery
  • Stretching of the baby’s neck as the head and shoulders pass through the birth canal

Types of Erb’s Palsy include:

  • Neuroma: Where nerve damage leads to scar tissue, affecting nerve function.
  • Rupture: A tear in the nerve(s) outside the spinal cord.
  • Avulsion: The most severe type, where the nerve root is torn from the spinal cord.

Frequently Asked Questions About Erb’s Palsy Claims

What is Erb’s Palsy Compensation?

Erb’s Palsy compensation is financial recompense awarded to individuals affected by Erb’s Palsy due to medical negligence. It is designed to cover medical expenses, ongoing therapy, adjustments for living with the condition and acknowledging pain and suffering experienced by the individual and their families.

Does Erb’s Palsy Qualify for Disability?

Yes, in many cases, Erb’s Palsy can qualify as a disability. This qualification depends on the severity of the condition and the extent to which it impacts an individual’s ability to perform daily activities and live a normal life.

What is the Erb’s Palsy Settlement?

An Erb’s Palsy settlement is an agreement reached, often outside of court, to compensate the victim for injuries sustained from Erb’s Palsy due to medical negligence. Settlement amounts vary based on the specifics of each case, including the severity of the injury and the costs of treatment and care.

What is the Root Value of Erb’s Palsy?

The root value of Erb’s Palsy typically involves the C5 and C6 nerve roots, though it can extend to C7. Erb’s Palsy is a condition that primarily affects these nerves in the brachial plexus, leading to weakness or paralysis in the arm.

Is Erb’s Palsy Medical Negligence?

Erb’s Palsy can be the result of medical negligence during childbirth. If excessive force is applied to the baby’s head or neck during delivery, leading to brachial plexus injury, it may be considered medical negligence.

How Serious is Erb’s Palsy?

The seriousness of Erb’s Palsy can vary. Some children may recover movement and strength in their affected arm with physical therapy, while others may experience lifelong limitations and disability. The severity often depends on the degree of nerve damage.

Partnering with Berwick Solicitors for Your Erb’s Palsy Claim

Choosing Berwick Solicitors means entrusting your case to a team that values justice, compassion and results. Our commitment to excellence ensures that each family receives personalised legal guidance, informed by decades of experience in medical negligence claims.

If you believe your child’s Erb’s Palsy was caused by medical negligence, contact Berwick Solicitors today. Our skilled team is prepared to evaluate your case, offering professional advice and robust representation to secure the best possible outcome for your Erb’s Palsy claim.

At Berwick Solicitors, we understand the challenges faced by families dealing with Erb’s Palsy. We’re here to support you through this difficult time, striving to make the process as smooth and successful as possible. Together, we can work towards securing the compensation and acknowledgment you and your family deserve.

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