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Spastic cerebral palsy claims

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

Spastic cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder caused by injury to the motor cortex or pyramidal tracts. This injury can occur before, during or after birth. Normal development of motor function is impaired, resulting in muscles that are stiff and tight (hypertonia), making movement difficult and reducing someone's range of motion.

Spastic cerebral palsy signs and symptoms

Each child will display symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy differently. Common symptoms include:

  • Hypertonia – still and tight muscles
  • Reduced mobility
  • Uncontrolled, exaggerated movements
  • Walking on tiptoes
  • Impaired speech and oral movements

Types of spastic cerebral palsy

There are three types of spastic cerebral palsy:

  • Quadriplegia – All arms and legs affected, as well as the torso and face
  • Diplegia – Both legs are affected, and a child's arms may display some symptoms, but to a lesser extent
  • Hemiplegia – One arm and one leg on a single side of the body may be affected, generally with the arm suffering a more pronounced effect

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.


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.