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A new study is asking whether it is safer to have babies early in order to reduce complications for mothers and babies. This is especially important to reduce the risk of Erb’s palsy.
When shoulder dystocia occurs during birth it can be a medical emergency, but there are various recognised and effective techniques that are used to safely release the shoulder thereby avoiding any injury to the baby. The most common, and serious, of which is Erb’s palsy.
Simon Elliman explores ways in which awareness of shoulder dystocia and Erb’s Palsy can be heightened, to coincide with Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week, which runs from 26 June to 2 July 2017.
In our next blog for Erb’s Palsy awareness week, Joachim looks at the connection between shoulder dystocia, Erb’s Palsy and brain injuries.
In this second blog for Erb’s Palsy Awareness week Joachim Stanley considers the role of the independent midwifery expert when advising clients in clinical negligence cases involving Erb’s Palsy.
Joachim Stanley’s blog for Erb’s Palsy Awareness week, which is running between 3rd – 9th October 2016, led by the Erb’s Palsy Group to raise awareness of Erb’s Palsy and to provide information and support to those affected by Erb’s Palsy.
As clinical negligence lawyers representing children who have suffered Erb’s Palsy during their birth, I and my colleagues take great interest in any treatment which can assist those with Erb’s Palsy. In this blog I consider the role of surgery for children with Erb’s palsy.
Erb’s palsy is not the only type of injury that can be caused by shoulder dystocia – this blog explores the relationship between shoulder dystocia and brain injury in babies.
This blog describes why Shoulder Dystocia occurs; how it should be managed correctly; and the complications that can arise when it is not. It also reports how a group of doctors and midwives have got together and through training and education have improved the lives of many children who would otherwise have suffered the complications of Shoulder Dystocia.
In the last of our series of blogs I look in more detail at some of the types of compensation that can be claimed when Erb’s Palsy is suffered as a result of negligence.
In the penultimate of our series of blogs raising awareness of Erb’s Palsy, we explore how Erb’s Palsy can be suffered as a result of negligence at the time of birth.
In the next of our series of blogs raising awareness of Erb’s Palsy we look at the different therapies and surgical options that can be considered.
In the second of our series of blogs raising awareness of Erb’s Palsy, this blog looks at the injuries caused by damage to the different brachial plexus nerves and how that damage impacts upon a person.
In the first of our series of blogs raising awareness of Erb’s Palsy, we look at: what is Erb’s Palsy, how is it caused, and also an overview of damages in claims where Erb’s Palsy has been suffered as a result of negligence during birth.
The Clinical Negligence Team have prepared an Infographic on key facts relating to Erb’s Palsy, the condition and its causes.
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’.