Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust have apologised to the family of a seven-year-old boy from Northampton after leaving him with very limited used of his arm when he became stuck during birth.
The hospital acknowledged the breach in its duty of care to Callum Sharp during the birth.
Due to incorrect manoeuvres performed by hospital staff, the boy suffered damage to his shoulder while they tried to free him.
Callum’s family received the apology after they pursued legal action.
Rebecca Sharp, Callum’s mother, said that the blunder had a serious impact on her son, adding she hoped the hospital would learn from the mistake.
She said: “He has permanent nerve damage to his shoulder and limited use of his left arm – he can’t pull up his trousers, can’t do his own shoe laces, can’t pick up his food or ride a bike.
“Hopefully (the hospital) will put the appropriate training in place and they will learn what effects Erb Pallsy can have on a family.”
The trust responsible for the hospital said the boy’s shoulder would not have been damaged if the staff had followed the correct procedures to free him during the birth and that he would not be suffering from this debilitating disability.