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Mixed cerebral palsy negligence claims

If you or your family have been affected by sub-standard medical care causing mixed 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 mixed cerebral palsy

Mixed cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder that displays as the symptoms of multiple types of cerebral palsy – spastic, dyskinetic and ataxic.  Mixed cerebral palsy is caused by injury to any of the following regions of the brain:

  • Motor cortex
  • Cerebellum
  • Pyramidal tracts
  • Basal ganglia

This injury can occur before, during or after birth. 

Mixed cerebral palsy signs and symptoms

Mixed cerebral palsy symptoms will depend upon the type and severity of brain damage. Common symptoms include:

  • Hypertonia – still and tight muscles
  • Hypotonia – loose and floppy muscles
  • Reduced mobility
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Uncontrolled, exaggerated movements
  • Difficulty with fine motor control
  • Poor posture
  • Impaired speech and oral movements
  • Hearing and vision problems

Types of cerebral palsy

Mixed cerebral palsy can display symptoms of the following types of cerebral palsy:

  • Spastic – Stiff muscles, jerky movement, and a reduced range of motion
  • Dyskinetic – Muscles change from stiff to floppy, leading to uncontrolled movement and spasms
  • Ataxic – Poor balance and coordination, resulting in reduced fine motor control

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.

You can 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 mixed cerebral palsy, please call 0800 358 3848, email personalinjury@fieldfisher.com, or complete our online enquiry form.

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?

Settlements

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

Experience

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

Recognised

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.

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