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Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy Negligence Claims

If you or your family have been affected by sub-standard medical care causing dyskinetic cerebral palsy, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our medical negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

What is dyskinetic cerebral palsy

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy is a disorder caused by injury to the basal ganglia or cerebellum before, during or after birth. This usually arises as a result of a delayed delivery and the baby's brain is starved of oxygen. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy is characterised by involuntary movements and spasms due to muscles changing between stiffness (hypertonia) and looseness (hypotonia).

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy signs and symptoms

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy symptoms vary by child. The most common symptoms include:

  • Hypertonia –  muscle stiffness
  • Hypotonia – loose and floppy muscles
  • Poor posture
  • Uncontrolled movements and spasms
  • Lack of facial muscle control leading to grimacing and drooling
  • Sustained and repetitive movement

Types of dyskinetic cerebral palsy

There are three types of dyskinetic cerebral palsy:

  • Dystonic – slow twisting and repetitive movements of the torso, arms or legs
  • Athetoid – slow, writhing, involuntary movement that often affects the fingers and face
  • Choreoathetoid – irregular, involuntary movement that can various parts of the body

Our expertise in cerebral palsy cases

We are one of the UK's leading cerebral palsy and birth injury law firms. We successfully recover multi-million pound awards for our clients with cerebral palsy. We spend considerable time in ensuring that we and our experts understand each child's individual needs so we can fully quantify to ensure their future wellbeing.

We are top ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories for clinical negligence. Our team includes individuals ranked in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, as Chambers and Partners Star Individuals, and as Leading Individuals.

Read some of our cerebral palsy cases here.

Contact us

To speak to a member of our team about a claim for negligence resulting in dyskinetic cerebral palsy, please call 0800 358 3848, email personalinjury@fieldfisher.com, or complete our online enquiry form.

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?


We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.


We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.


We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

Contact us

For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.