Klumpke’s palsy is an injury to a baby’s brachial plexus (nerves that come from the spinal cord in the neck and travel down the arm) that affects newborn babies.

It is caused by an injury to the brachial plexus usually during a difficult vaginal delivery.

Klumpke’s palsy is common when delivering proportionately larger babies that are too large for the birth canal causing the baby to turn their head abnormally from their shoulder. It is therefore important that you attend your antenatal appointments during your pregnancy to monitor the growth of your baby in order to decide whether a Caesarean section would be better suited for you.

If your child has been diagnosed with Klumpke’s palsy chances are that this occurred during the time of delivery and you may be eligible to claim compensation. We deal with claims where there has been:

  • failure to monitor the growth of the baby resulting in tearing, scarring and neuropraxia
  • failure/delay in diagnosing Klumpke’s palsy resulting in surgical treatment.
  • delay in treating Klumpke’s palsy resulting in life long disability to arms, hands and fingers

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If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation please call a member of our clinical and medical negligence team on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no obligation chat or request a call back and we will call you