Teenager Wins £1m Birth Injury Settlement for Erb’s Palsy

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 settlement of £1m approved in the High Court.

Sarah O’Sullivan (14), suffered a shoulder injury at her birth at hospital in 1997 which lead to her being diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy as she grew older. Claiming that 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, but the court heard that they had agreed to a birth injury compensation settlement of £1m without admission of liability.

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