$575k Compensation in Shoulder Dystocia Case

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A girl has won £575k compensation after negligence by staff during her birth left her with an injury. Zahra Salim-Jaffer Рnow 16 years old Рwas born at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital in September 1994. During her birth, an emergency occurred, that is known as shoulder dystocia. This is when the shoulders of a baby become stuck during delivery, and medical staff have to perform certain manoeuvres to ensure a safe delivery. Shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy are related, as the shoulder dystocia can result in Erb's Palsy.

What is the Connection? Shoulder Dystocia and Erb's Palsy

The BBC is reporting that Ms. Salim-Jaffer suffers from Erb's palsy due to the shoulder dystocia. This is where the nerves to the shoulder, arm and hand are damaged, causing limited usage of the limb. Ms Salim-Jaffer and her family sought compensation from the NHS for her injuries. They claimed that medical staff did not follow the standard recommended manoeuvres when the shoulder dystocia became apparent. Health care professionals are trained with procedures to prevent against the possibility of shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy. The NHS Trust in question admitted liability for the injuries and negotiated a settlement with the family. This settlement has just been approved at the High Court in London, and will see Ms. Salim-Jaffer receive £575,000 in negligence compensation for her shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy injuries. The Trust also apologised for the standard of care received and stated that lessons had been learnt and great improvements been made in care at the hospital in the years since.

Lawyers Experience in Shoulder Dystocia and Erb's Palsy

The Clore Law Group LLC in Charleston, SC has won cases involving both shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy. Cases of this magnitude often require a trial. It is important your birth injury attorney has tried and won shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy cases. If not, he will have a great challenge achieving the best results for you. This compensation is intended to pay for the ongoing medical costs, so choosing the best birth injury lawyer to represented your shoulder dystocia and Erb's Palsy lawsuit will have an affect on your quality of life.

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