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Cerebral Palsy claims

Cerebral Palsy is a catastrophic injury that permanently alters the lives of both victims and their families.

Last updated on May 4th, 2022.

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Unfortunately it is a condition that requires a lot of time and resources to cover the needs and to provide for the child.

That is often the main reason why parents approach Express Solicitors for help with their claim, as we will always strive to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible.

It is important to us that we ensure your child has the best possible future care and financial support in order to lead a fulfilling life.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive condition that usually results from a traumatic birth.

It affects the cerebrum section of the brain, impacting the motor skills of the person with the condition.

There are different severities of Cerebral Palsy, from a slight limitation in movement to wheelchair use and limitation in sight and communication.

How to claim for medical negligence

Want to know more about claiming for medical or clinical negligence. Jargon free, we’ll explain your legal rights, letting you know everything you need to know about claiming.

How much compensation can I claim for medical negligence?

Read our medical negligence legal guides to understand your legal rights and how much compensation you may be able to claim.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy can be caused by a number of different factors, but it generally occurs when a baby suffers an injury to their brain. it is an extremely complex condition and more often than not there is no single reason as to why a child has it.

A large amount of our expertise is dealing cases that were in some way caused due to the negligence of hospital staff and doctors during the time of pregnancy, labour, birth, or after care.

Cerebral Palsy as a result of negligence

Medical negligence can be defined as care that falls below the expected standard. Therefore, to make a claim we have to identify whether there has been a breach of duty in the standard of care, and if so determine whether this breach of duty resulted in Cerebral Palsy.

Negligence resulting in Cerebral Palsy may include:

  • Failure to detect fetal distress
  • Failure to act immediately at the first signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to notice the umbilical cord cutting off a baby’s oxygen supply
  • Failure to notice any other symptoms of oxygen deprivation
  • Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice
  • Delay in diagnosis of serious medical illnesses (e.g. meningitis)
  • Failure to detect low blood pressure (hypoglycaemia)

How to make a claim for Cerebral Palsy

At Express Solicitors we understand that you want the very best for your child. This may be in terms of: care, education, health, and quality of life.

By claiming compensation, Express Solicitors will endeavour to make sure that we obtain the maximum award for your child’s injuries. This will mean that you will no longer have to worry about the costs of care, equipment and education needs for your child’s future.

Why choose us?

  • Express Solicitors has a specialist team of dedicated Medical Negligence solicitors
  • We have experience and expertise with handling complex Cerebral Palsy claims
  • To date we have recovered significant compensation amounts for victims of Cerebral Palsy

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