Cerebral palsy compensation claims
Cerebral palsy is a general term used to describe a brain injury that affects body movement, coordination and muscle control. The damage to the child’s brain usually occurs during pregnancy, labour or soon after birth, and can be caused as a result of medical negligence.
The most common causes of cerebral palsy are cerebral hypoxia – poor oxygen supply to the child’s developing brain – or if the baby is born very prematurely.
Following the birth, cerebral palsy can also be caused by a brain infection, such as meningitis, or following a head injury.
How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?
Symptoms of cerebral palsy range from mild to severe. Some children have problems walking, whilst others are profoundly disabled and need lifelong care.
Making a claim for cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, but treatment, therapy and specialist equipment can significantly improve the quality of your child’s life.
However, support for a cerebral palsy sufferer can be costly. That’s why our aim is to help you secure a cerebral palsy compensation package that funds care for a lifetime whilst providing your child with long-term financial security.
Most medical negligence claims for cerebral palsy stem from medical malpractice of the pregnancy, birth or neonatal care. Only a small percentage of cases arise as a result of medical negligence during childbirth.
Cerebral palsy cases can be complex and require a specialist medical negligence lawyer. We’ve successfully represented clients in challenging cerebral palsy claims and understand the impact of this condition.
If you’re concerned that an event either during pregnancy, your baby’s delivery or shortly after their birth may have contributed to their injuries, contact our cerebral palsy solicitors for advice.
To discuss a potential cerebral palsy negligence claim, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.