A boy, whose shoulder was injured during his birth, is to receive compensation it is being reported.
Callum Sharp was born at Kettering General Hospital in 2005. During his delivery his shoulder became stuck. During attempts to free him, he was injured by medical staff.
Callum was born with Erb’s Palsy. This results in him having an injury to his left arm that causes him limited mobility in the limb. As a result of the injury he requires additional support and care needs.
Erb’s palsy affects the main nerves going to the arm. It commonly means the sufferer suffers from either partial or complete paralysis of the arm.
The Northamptonshire Telegraph reports that Callum’s family made a birth injury claim on his behalf against Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust. The Trust have since admitted that the manoeuvres that medical staff performed when Callum was stuck were incorrect and resulted in his injury.
It is reported that Callum will now receive compensation, although the exact figure has not been reported.
His mother told the newspaper that Callum will have to live with the consequences of the hospital’s negligence for the rest of his life.