COVID-19 Update: Tozers is providing our usual client services while maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Full update here

Complete the form below to ask us a question or make an enquiry. We’ll get back to you via phone or email as soon as possible.

Insights

Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Overcoming adversity: Luke’s story

Posted on 26th June 2017 in Medical Negligence

Posted by

Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor
Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Overcoming adversity: Luke’s story

Luke was born in 1999 and suffered bilateral fractured clavicles and damage to the brachial plexus due to the force used to deliver him. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand, to supply movement and sensation. Tests at 3 months of age confirmed widespread and severe damage to all 5 nerve roots, including avulsion from the spinal cord. Surgery was performed and extensive physiotherapy provided but such degree of damage was beyond repair. 

Luke has such little function and feeling in his left arm that he undertakes almost all activities one handed using his right unaffected arm. His condition is known as Erb’s Palsy.

Luke who is now 18 years of age, has refused to let his Erb’s Palsy impede him. Although he did not learn to swim until he was 9 years old his determination to succeed quickly led him to swimming for the City club (non-disabled), and on a national level competing against other impaired swimmers all over the Country.  His best swimming stroke was the butterfly which he would do with only one arm. He achieved an international classification and was training with the Home Nations Squad to compete in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo when unfortunately he was injured. Never one to “rest on his laurels”, he promptly took up the javelin, shot put and discus! Luke has received his classification and takes part in his first major competition at the end of this month. There is even talk (again!) of Tokyo 2020. This young man will just not be thwarted.

http://www.erbspalsygroup.co.uk/

If you need any assistance with a claim, we have an experienced team of medical negligence solicitors. Please do not hesitate to contact us

Company & Industry

Related Insights

Insights

Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax when selling your home?

Posted on 26th October 2020 in Residential Property, Later Life Planning

You may not be aware that you do not have to pay Capital Gains Tax when selling your home, but the detail of the rules are a little more complex than this though.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor
Insights

Do pensions count as assets when dealing with a divorce?

Posted on 22nd October 2020 in Family Law

Whether retirement is imminent or even some way off, pensions are still taken into consideration when dealing with assets on divorce, and can actually often be the largest asset to consider. Irrespective of who the pension belongs to, it is still an asset about which a court can make orders on divorce. This applies both ways, meaning each spouse will have a ‘claim’ against the other’s pension provision.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive