Klumpke's Palsy Compensation Claims
Are you looking for help with a Klumpke's Palsy Compensation Claim?
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are determined to make life a little easier for those affected, by helping you and your child get the compensation and future healthcare support you may need.
Klumpke’s Palsy (sometimes known as Klumpke’s paralysis) is a medical condition which affects the hands, wrist and lower arm by limiting the patient’s ability to move or feel in these regions.
Symptoms of Klumpke’s Palsy may range from mild, such as tingling, weakness or slight pain in the hands, wrist and lower arm, to severe. In these rarer, more extreme cases, patients may experience complete paralysis in their lower arm.
One of the main causes of Klumpke’s Palsy occurs as a result of complications arising during a vaginal birth. If the brachial plexus nerve, a nerve that runs down through the spine into the arm, becomes damaged because of these complications, then the child may begin to experience some symptoms of Klumpke’s Palsy.
While symptoms of this condition can vary in their severity, every case of Klumpke’s Palsy can prove to be incredibly traumatic for those involved. Those affected should always seek out the help that they deserve.
Though some cases of Klumpke’s Palsy could not have been prevented, many are caused as a result of medical negligence; where the child’s condition could have been prevented had medical professionals acted appropriately.
If your child is suffering from Klumpke’s Palsy which you believe could have been caused by receiving negligent medical care, then you could be entitled to compensation. While nothing can take away from the trauma that you and your loved ones are going through, a successful claim can help to alleviate some of the financial implications of having a child with Klumpke’s Palsy.
In order to learn whether you could have a claim, what you could be entitled to and what your next steps might be, seeking the right legal advice from a trusted solicitor is essential.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors is a leading practice of Medical Negligence Solicitors in Manchester, we can help you make a claim for compensation for injuries caused to your child during a difficult birth. We have a great deal of experience in successfully claiming compensation on behalf of children and parents in Klumpke’s Palsy cases.
Contact our specialist team to find out more. We handle all enquiries compassionately and in complete confidentiality, and we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, alleviating any financial stress you may have about the costs of making a claim.
Why choose Sheldon Davidson Solicitors?
Our specialist medical negligence, accident and personal injury law firm has been working hard to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes since 1997.
At SDS Solicitors, our team have a wealth of first-hand experience consulting with, advising, defending and advocating for our clients, many of whom have unfortunately had to experience medical negligence during Klumpke’s Palsy treatment & have sought out compensation.
Though we may be based in Manchester, England, we also work closely with clients from across England and Wales to determine whether they may have a claim and help them through the process of making one.
To discover whether you could be one of them, call us for free using the number at the top of this page, or simply fill in the contact form and one of our expert team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
How is Klumpke's Palsy caused?
Some of the factors which may increase the risk of Klumpke's Palsy include:
- Pelvic abnormalities in the mother
- Substantial pregnancy weight gain in the mother
- Breech births
- Labour induction
- Overdue pregnancy
- Vaginal birth difficulties
Additionally, if the mother has gestational diabetes or is older at the time of birth, then these could also increase the likelihood of damage to the brachial plexus nerve, which can then lead to Klumpke's Palsy developing.
It is important to note that Klumpke’s Palsy is not exclusively caused as a result of medical negligence. It is only considered as such if the damage to the brachial plexus nerve could have been avoided had your healthcare professionals acted appropriately.
To learn whether you could have a claim and find the answers you deserve, it is vital that you seek out legal advice from an experienced & trusted solicitor.
Call us today on the number at the top of this page or fill out our contact form, and a member of our expert team will get back to you.
Does incorrect use of forceps constitute medical negligence?
For every method of treatment or childbirth, medical professionals have specific procedures in place to:
- Maintain a high standard of care
- Ensure that patients are treated as diligently as possible
- To limit trauma caused to mother and child - especially in cases of childbirth
While complications can arise in any surgery which may cause medical professionals to follow a different procedure or make it impossible for them to safely follow the expected procedures, when harm which could have been avoided (had appropriate action been taken) is caused to the patient, then this may be considered negligent.
For example, if the healthcare team failed to correctly use the forceps or other assisted delivery tools, resulting in damage to the child which led to the baby suffering Klumpke's Palsy.
To find out for sure if you or a loved one has received negligent care and what you could be entitled to, get in touch with one of our experts today and find the closure you need.
How can Klumpke's Palsy be treated?
While some babies that have Klumpke's Palsy can regain regular function without treatment, others will need help in overcoming some of the symptoms of their condition. Watching your child go through Klumpke's Palsy can be extremely difficult.
Thankfully, there are treatment options available.
Muscle stretching and light exercise can empower children with milder symptoms to live a normal life.
In severe cases such as paralysis, however, the child may need to undergo surgery.
Types of surgery that may help to treat Klumpke's Palsy include:
- Nerve grafting
- Nerve transfer
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
Additionally, continued physical therapy as the child grows can also help them manage symptoms.
To understand which methods of treatment are right for your child & family, consult your healthcare team.
How do I know if I have a claim?
To determine whether you could have a claim, how much you could be entitled to and what your next steps should be, you must seek out legal advice from a solicitor with experience helping cases like yours.
At SDS Solicitors, our expert team have a wealth of experience in helping victims of medical negligence seek out the compensation they deserve.
We can give you the best legal advice, and should we determine that you could potentially be entitled to receive compensation, we can help you through the process of making a claim.
To find out if you, or someone close to you, could have a claim, get in touch with us today.
Contact our team
We are based in Manchester and work closely with the community around the area, including handling birth injury claims from Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Prestwich, Bury and Radcliffe.
However, our medical negligence solicitors represent clients from anywhere in England and Wales, with no obligation to proceed beyond your free initial claim assessment. Contact us today using the number at the top of this page.
We know traumatic labour can have a lasting emotional impact on both parents, even before any birth injuries are discovered, so we always treat enquiries with care and sensitivity.
To discuss your circumstances and find out whether you have grounds to make a Klumpke's Palsy Claim, please get in touch today and we will be happy to help.