There are many different types of cerebral palsy and the symptoms of the condition can vary greatly from child to child depending on the part of brain affected. Some common symptoms include an inability to walk, talk, learning difficulties, epilepsy and visual and hearing impairment.
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain usually during labour or in the few hours or days after birth. The damage can occur as a result of a difficult or mis-managed labour, as a result of infection during pregnancy or it can occur due to abnormal development of the baby’s brain during pregnancy.
Cerebral palsy is a non progressive disorder which means that it will not get any worse throughout the child’s life. Children affected by the condition are, however, sometimes profoundly disabled and often require 24 hour care and assistance. Families affected often find that the diagnosis has catastrophic effects on their lives and financial situation.
If you or your child are affected by cerebral palsy and you believe that it may have been caused by a mis-managed labour or another form of medical accident one of our specialist birth injury solicitors may be able to help. For free initial advice call us on 0333 344 4772.
Our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors have helped many families to pursue successful cerebral palsy claims and earn an appropriate amount of compensation to help families to care for disabled victims of the condition throughout their lives and pay for the ongoing treatment they require.
Because of their many years of experience, our specialist medical negligence solicitors are sensitive to the needs of the sufferer and their families. We appreciate that every single case is important and we strive to provide bespoke legal services tailor made for every individual.
To enquire about cerebral palsy claims, call Stephensons on 0333 344 4772 for free initial legal advice without obligation. If your child is disabled due to medical negligence, they could be entitled to compensation, and our highly skilled medical negligence solicitors are perfectly positioned to help you to earn it.