Record Damages For Teenager Disabled During Birth

07/04/2011 16:03 | Updated 22 May 2015

record damages for teenager disabled during birthA 16-year-old girl has been awarded record damages after being left with a disabled arm and shoulder after becoming stuck during her birth.

Zahra Salim-Jaffer's solicitors claimed medics at Chase Farm Hospital in London did not use the standard recommended manoeuvres for delivering a baby with shoulder dystocia, which led to her developing Erb's Palsy, a condition arising from the nerves in her shoulder, arm and hand becoming damaged.

Zahra has had multiple operations to try and correct the damage, but still finds some activities impossible.

She was awarded £575,000 in compensation, the highest amount ever paid out to a sufferer of Erb's Palsy.

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