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Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Claim settled for €850k

A teenage girl, who sustained an Erb’s Palsy injury due to an alleged breach in the duty of care at her birth, has had an Erb’s Palsy birth injury claim  settled for 850,000 Euros in the High Court.

Sarah O’Sullivan (14) from Blarney, County Cork, suffered a shoulder injury during her birth at Cork City General Hospital in 1997 which resulted in her being diagnosed with right-sided Erb’s Palsy as she grew older.

Claiming that the management of her birth was mishandled and that the injury could have been prevented with due diligence, Sarah sued the hospital and consultant obstetrician Dr. Patrick Kieran through her father, Kevin.

Both Cork City General Hospital and Dr. Kieran denied the claims made against them, but the High Court heard that they had agreed to a Erb’s Palsy birth injury claim settlement of 850,000 Euros without admission of liability.