The Medical Negligence Team at Tozers is taking part in the Erb’s Palsy Group Walk in October to raise money for the Erb’s Palsy Group!
The Erb’s Palsy Group is fundraising by encouraging people to walk 10,000 steps per day to reach the grand total of 310,000 steps by the end of October.
Erb’s Palsy, also called Brachial Plexus Palsy, is a disability following injury, commonly caused to a baby during birth, where the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck after the head has been delivered (shoulder dystocia) and the brachial plexus nerves in the trapped shoulder are stretched and injured.
This is often the result of medical staff using excessive force when pulling on a baby’s head during birth, and in most cases, the injury can be avoided if correct procedures are followed.
To read more, click here: Erb’s Palsy Claims | Medical Negligence | Tozers LLP
The Erb’s Palsy Group was established by Debbie Clark, a parent of a child with Erb’s Palsy. Since its inception in 1991, the Erb’s Palsy Group has grown and now boasts 2,500 registered members.
The Erb’s Palsy Group help connect and support families who are dealing with the life-changing long effects of Erb’s Palsy. The group is run by volunteers who work to raise money for the group through charity events. The group’s aims are to reduce the incidence of brachial plexus injury, improve treatment and increase awareness and understanding of Erb’s Palsy through education and support. They host an annual training event for professionals, a fun day organised for families and many other projects.
To find out more about the charity’s history click the link here: Our History - Erb's Palsy Group (erbspalsygroup.org.uk).
Tozers have worked closely with and supported the Erb’s Palsy Group from its fledgling years and we are delighted to take part in this event.
If you are interested in supporting and/ or taking part in the fundraising event please follow the link below:
All you need to do is sign up and be added to the Community Fundraising Page. From there, there is a £5 joining fee paid via the Just Giving Page.
Once you have completed the challenge at the end of the month, you will be awarded an EPG Medal and a Thank You postcard from Erb’s Palsy Group congratulating you on your accomplishment and gratitude for taking part in the event.
If you are interested in taking part in the event, EPG encourages everyone involved to post on social media tagging @ErbsPalsyGroup and using #erbspalsygroup. And if you have an Erb’s Palsy t-shirt be sure to wear it with pride!
Good luck to our Medical Negligence Team and all those involved with this wonderful event to raise money for EPG!