Misuse of forceps during birth caused shoulder injury to baby
Baby T was born in 1994. During his delivery, baby T suffered shoulder dystocia injury.
How did baby T suffer shoulder injury during birth?
This is an obstetric emergency as the baby’s shoulder is caught under the mother’s pubic bone, delaying delivery and causing compression on the cord.
Forceps were used to deliver him and later T was found to have an avulsion injury rendering his left arm completely useless.
The deformity was permanent.
Medical negligence solicitors at Digby Brown help
Digby Brown's medical negligence solicitors took the case over from another firm of solicitors and pursued a claim for compensation.
What was the medical negligence?
Our medical negligence solicitors argued on T’s behalf that excessive force with the forceps was used during delivery, which caused the shoulder injury.
Life changing compensation for medical negligence
After lengthy litigation the medical negligence case finally settled for a life changing sum.
This gave T opportunities to improve his situation in ways which would not otherwise have been available to him.
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