Girl awarded injury compensation over Erb’s Palsy birth

The mother of a child born with Erb’s Palsy due to errors made during her delivery has won a GBP 100,000 battle for injury compensation.

Julie-Ann Nash suffers from gestational diabetes, which led to her daughter Laura to be larger than usual when she was born, BBC News reports.

Staff at Poole Hospital used the "corkscrew" method for the delivery, displacing her right shoulder and causing the girl, who is now seven years old, to lose the use of her right arm.

The trust has said that it has learnt lessons from the birth and has improved the training of doctors since the incident to reduce the chance of such an incident occurring again.

"It is a relief in one sense because when she is older she can fund herself for her heath and care needs," Ms Nash told the news provider.

"But can you put a figure on reversing a disability that somebody else has caused your child?"

It follows news that Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral has agreed an injury compensation payout to a boy starved of oxygen in his mother’s womb.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19600896-ADNFCR

Girl awarded injury compensation over Erb’s Palsy birth

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