World Cerebral Palsy Day
Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day, and a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of this condition across the globe.
Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain damage before, during or shortly after birth, and can lead to a baby suffering mobility issues for the rest of their life, and in the most severe cases, a baby can be left with lifelong care needs.
Making sure these care needs are met and that the child’s family has the means of accessing vital support, medication and home adaptations is very important to our Medical Negligence Solicitors.
The aim of World Cerebral Palsy Day is to make sure children and adults with Cerebral Palsy have the same rights and opportunities as others. This is our aim too. Our specialist team have worked with many families who have been affected by this terrible condition, and we want to get them in a position where they get all the support they need, when they need it.
How to Claim Compensation for Cerebral Palsy
If your child suffered a birth injury that caused Cerebral Palsy, our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors are here to help your child get the care and support they’ll need for the rest of their life.
Contact us for a free claims assessment, so we can discuss what’s happened to you and your child, answer any questions you may have and let you know if we can help you claim compensation. We can also discuss funding options, as we may be able to help you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The compensation you could receive could make a huge difference to both you and your child, giving you the means of accessing vital support such as:
- Home adaptations
Your Solicitor will also work to make sure that you’re compensated for wider financial losses, such as any loss of earnings your family has suffered.
Of course, no amount of compensation can make up for the emotional distress you’ve gone through and the fact your child must live with a lifelong condition. But with the right compensation settlement in place, living with these daily challenges should be a little easier, and we’ll work hard to make sure you get the right settlement that genuinely meets your family’s long-term needs.
We’ll also work closely with the NHS to make sure that lessons are learned so the same mistakes aren’t made again in the future.
We can also help to make sure your child gets the support they need in school, and goes to a school that is able to meet their unique needs. Our specialist Education Law Solicitors can also act on your behalf if you feel your child’s needs aren’t being met at school. For more information see How we’re Supporting Children with Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Claim Case Study
We represented the mother of a newborn baby who believed that mistakes had been made throughout her pregnancy, labour and delivery, and that this led to the baby suffering Cerebral Palsy. The child will never be able to live independently and has severe behavioural problems.
The NHS Trust responsible for her care denied liability (fault) at first, but we pursued the claim further and negotiated a settlement before the case went to Court.
Our client accepted a compensation settlement of £3.8 million, which included several interim payments and periodical payments that will increase as the child’s needs increase with age.
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