On 26 January 2022 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, made an announcement to the House of Commons that the Government plans to “..establish a Special Health Authority to…
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The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is an NHS funded independent body who seek to investigate circumstances where the mother and/or baby have suffered an adverse event during pregnancy and/or childbirth. The Healthcare Safety…
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch is an independent body who investigate circumstances where there has been an adverse event during childbirth and/or pregnancy. HSIB release reports routinely, known as Maternity National Learning reports. These…
A baby born in Gloucestershire has recently hit the headlines as he was almost twice the national average in birth weight, delivered naturally at 15lbs 7oz! The baby’s size went undiagnosed during pregnancy and caused significant problems with the delivery, as his shoulders became stuck; a life threatening situation called ‘shoulder dystocia’.
Adjusting to life after a birth injury is a difficult process for any family, and any birth injury is a permanent reminder of a potentially traumatic event. But if we are ever going to confront Erb’s Palsy, we need to change the way that we talk about it and some of the complications it can involve.
Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. If this occurs, oxygen starvation may happen as the baby’s head is delivered and prior to delivery of the body. If prompt action is not taken, there is a chance of the child suffering a brain injury. That chance will increase the longer they are stuck.
Here, Joachim Stanley takes a look at what you need to know about the process of an Erb’s palsy claim and how midwifery experts help prove negligence.
Two charities, the PROMPT Maternity Foundation and Erb’s Palsy Group UK have worked in partnership to produce a video which presents the primary results of the “EQUALS Study”, looking at how investing in evidence-based training gives positive outcomes for both patients and the NHS. Here, Joachim Stanley from our birth injury team takes a look at how well it reflects what we understand about our clients’ experience of Erb’s palsy.
Our specialist medical negligence team help you to understand the benefit of our Erb’s palsy online legal clinics.
In honour of Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week, Lucy Norton from our specialist compensation team talks here about the two aspects of her job as an Erb’s palsy solicitor – part compensation, part inspiration.