Cerebral palsy claims

If your child has cerebral palsy as a result of sub-standard medical care, contact us. You may be able to claim compensation that help your child’s future.

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Finding out your child has cerebral palsy is a devastating life event. If you think there has been medical negligence, then we are here to listen and help.

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects movement, speech and co-ordination. Symptoms and severity vary from minor problems to severe disability.

There is no cure for it, but treatments can help people to lead as full and independent a life as possible.

What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy can occur when a baby’s brain doesn’t develop properly in the womb. It can also occur if there are problems during or shortly after birth, such as reduced blood or oxygen supply to the brain.

Medical negligence in cerebral palsy cases can include:

  • Delays in emergency treatment when there are complications
  • Incorrect forceps delivery
  • Brain injury during delivery
  • Hypoxic brain injury – oxygen starvation – due to delays in delivery
  • Negligent care following birth
  • Negligent maternity care during pregnancy.

Why make a cerebral palsy compensation claim?

We know money can’t change what has happened, but the truth is there are going to be a lot of costs when it comes to the ongoing care and needs of your child.

The condition is a lifelong problem and ongoing care may be needed, such as treatment and therapies, home care, alterations to your home or car, specialist equipment and mobility aids.

Compensation can help ease the pressure and give you a bit of peace of mind, knowing that you can provide specialist care for your child to help them lead as full a life as possible.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our experienced team know what a devastating ordeal this is and will deal with your case sensitively. They are here to listen to your circumstances and advise you of your options.

Our specialist solicitors will be with you every step of the way, doing the work necessary to make a successful claim.

We can also offer a No Win No Fee* service for medical negligence cases in England and Wales.

How much compensation will I receive?

Awards for this kind of condition, where medical negligence is proven, can run into millions. Consideration will be given to the lifelong needs of the child. As you’d expect, amounts are awarded depending on the individual case, so we cannot give exact figures.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date of knowledge or diagnosis but there are exceptions to this rule, so chat to our experts and they will advise you on your individual circumstances.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Give us a call or request a callback at the top of this page. A consultation is free, and we are here to listen to you and evaluate your options.  All of our team will treat you with sensitivity and there is never any pressure to continue with a claim, unless you are absolutely happy to do so.

Get in touch and see how we can help.

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Meet the expert

Meet Jax
Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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