Cerebral Palsy Claims
Our medical negligence team specialises in pursuing birth injury claims, in particular cerebral palsy claims. Our experienced team has handled many cerebral palsy claims recovering substantial damages for our clients on a 'no win, no fee' basis. We have the knowledge and experience to deal with these complex and difficult cases.
Most families cannot afford the expensive but necessary equipment and treatment to enable a child with Cerebral Palsy to lead a fulfilling life. The demanding daily routines and often 24 hour care can be difficult for parents to deal with without outside help.
We regularly obtain multi-million pound awards for clients with cerebral palsy. This ensures that our clients can obtain the best treatment, therapy, education and accommodation to suit their needs throughout their lifetime. In many situations annual payments are awarded in addition to lump sum payments.
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If your child has developed Cerebral Palsy and you would like to make a claim, contact our specialist team of solicitors who can help you recover the compensation your child deserves. Call us today or start your claim online and we will call you back.
Specialist cerebral palsy solicitors
Our medical negligence team has won many cases for children who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury or negligence at birth.
The compensation that we recover provides the necessary financial resources to ensure that our clients will have the best education, care, rehabilitation, therapies and accommodation to ensure that they reach their potential.
£7.3 million recovered for Lara
We recovered £7.3 million for Lara who sustained a brain injury during her birth. Lara will never be able to live an independent life and will require physical, speech and psychological therapies, along with a specially adapted home. She will never be able to work.
Edwina Rawson negotiated the settlement (inclusive of interim sum, lump sum and periodical payments) to provide for the care, schooling and treatment that Lara will require throughout her life.
"We shall always think of Edwina as our daughter's 'fairy godmother' as she was simply brilliant. Our daughter now attends a fantastic school, which is enhancing her potential and making a real difference. This would just not have been possible without Edwina's help and we are eternally grateful".
Liability finally admitted after a long fight
We faught for justice and finally obtiained liability in this cerebral palsy case after a long fight. Royal Victoria Hospital admitted causing James' cerebral palsy and other birth injuries during his birth.
"We both feel that in instructing Fieldfisher we are in good hands. We couldn't have found anyone better"
Gillian & Michael James' parents
Meeting needs in cerebral palsy claims
Dermot suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the negligence of the obstetric team at St Peter’s Hospital in Ashford which left him with very severe disabilities including quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual impairment and developmental delay. He has very significant care needs and is totally dependent on others. Read how we me Dermots needs in his cerebral palsy claim.
£3.5million for cerebral palsy caused by misuse of Syntocinon
Kyle was born at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He suffers from cerebral palsy which affects his upper limbs more than his lower limbs. Happily K’s intelligence and intellectual capability is preserved, as is his character. He is a very engaging little boy.
More than £3 million for twin's cerebral palsy caused by obstetric negligence
Oliver was born at the Horton General Hospital almost an hour after his brother had been born. He has dystonic athetoid cerebral palsy caused by obstetric negligence.
£2 million for cerebral palsy complicated by genetic condition
Portia suffered from dyskinetic cerebral palsy complicated by a rare congenital abnormality described as Klinefelter's syndrome, a condition where both sets of reproductive organs are present in the baby.
Poor treatment in special baby care unit causes severe cerebral palsy
Tom developed severe spastic cerebral palsy because his healthcare professionals failed to monitor the levels of carbon dioxide in his blood when he was born prematurely.
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the term that describes a group of long-lasting, non-progressive conditions that affect body movement and muscle co-ordination. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to one or more parts of the brain.
How can cerebral palsy be caused by medical negligence?
Most cerebral palsy claims will involve allegations that there was a failure to deliver a child when there were indications of stress. A delay in delivery of a child may result in the child being deprived of oxygen. This can cause cerebral palsy.
In many of our cases we argue that the obstetrician or midwife failed to interpret the CTG trace correctly. This in turn could result in a delay in delivering a child and result in oxygen deprivation.
In addition, cerebral palsy may also be caused after delivery of the child due to a number of reasons, including missed bowel obstructions, infections or Kernicterus.
The main causes of cerebral palsy through medical negligence include:
- delay in delivery causing deprivation of oxygen
- failure to diagnose or treat low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
- failure to diagnose or treat jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus)
- delay in diagnosis or treatment of serious medical conditions such as meningitis
Cerebral palsy legal claim
Our cerebral palsy solicitors are at the cutting edge of practice on difficult issues which have a significant impact on the value of child brain injury claims such as life expectancy and indexation of damages.
We have clients all over the country and we visit families in their homes or at hospital. We feel that it is important to speak to our clients face to face so you feel comfortable with your solicitor and so your solicitor gets to know you and can better understand your individual needs.
We are often contacted by families who have been advised that they have no case or are frustrated by the lack of progress in their case. We are happy to review cases and have been successful at reinvestigating cases which have been refused or discontinued by other solicitors.
For further information or if you believe you or your child have suffered negligence at birth resulting in Cerebral Palsy, please contact us.
Your specialist medical negligence solicitor will guide you through the process of investigating a claim and will always be on hand should you have any questions.
All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including legal aid and no win, no fee.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
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