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

A teenager, who suffers from 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), sustained ed a shoulder injury during her birth at hospital in 1997 which lead to her being diagnosed with right-sided Erb’s Palsy as turned older. Alleging that the management of her birth was not handled correctly 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 argued 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.