Erb’s Palsy at Birth Injury Settlement approved at £1m

A teenage girl, who suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury due to alleged negligence at her birth, has had a Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury compensation award of £1m approved in the High Court.

Sarah O’Sullivan (14), suffered a shoulder injury during her birth at hospital in 1997 which lead to her being diagnosed with right-sided Erb’s Palsy as she grew older. Claiming that the management of her birth was not handled properly and that the injury could have been avoided with due diligence, Sarah sued the hospital and consultant obstetrician Dr. Patrick Kieran through her father, Kevin.

Both the hospital and Dr. Kieran refuted the claims made against them, but the court heard that they had agreed to a birth injury compensation settlement of £1m without admission of liability.