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Cerebral palsy injury compensation claims solicitors
Cerebral palsy can have a life-changing impact on the whole family. Sometimes, it can be caused by a mismanaged labour or medical negligence; if you think your child has suffered cerebral palsy because of a medical accident then our specialist cerebral palsy solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation. Call us today for free initial guidance on your options or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.
Cerebral palsy compensation claims
Families affected often find that the diagnosis has life-changing effects on them all. They will probably need lifelong care, they are likely to need specially adapted accommodation, equipment and therapies to enable them to lead a fulfilled life. expert cerebral palsy lawyers have helped many families to pursue successful cerebral palsy compensation claims.
A compensation payment can go a long way to make life a little easier for a family that has suffered a birth injury which results in cerebral palsy. While it cannot change what has happened, it can bring some much-needed financial stability, as well as helping to pay for treatment, therapy, modifications to your home and car, as well as medical equipment.
Why choose Stephensons?
Our cerebral palsy solicitors have many years of experience with dealing with such cases and we are sensitive to the needs of the sufferers and their families. We appreciate that every single case is important, and we strive to provide bespoke legal advice which is tailored to your individual circumstances.
Our medical negligence solicitors have been recognised by industry-leading legal directories, including the Legal 500 and Chambers UK. We are also proud members of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and we have been accredited for clinical negligence by the Law Society.
To enquire about cerebral palsy claims, contact us today for free initial guidance on your options. If your child is disabled due to medical negligence, they could be entitled to compensation and our highly skilled birth injury solicitors can help you get the best outcome possible. Contact us today
Cerebral palsy claims FAQs
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain, usually due to lack of oxygen. This can happen during labour or in the few hours or days after birth. Typically, cerebral palsy can be the result of a difficult or mismanaged labour or pregnancy, negligent reading of CTG traces, as a result of infection during pregnancy or it can occur due to abnormal development of the baby's brain during pregnancy.
There are several different types of cerebral palsy and the severity of the condition can vary greatly, depending on which part of the brain is affected. Cerebral palsy can result in the inability to walk, talk, learning difficulties, epilepsy and visual or hearing impairment. It is one of the most common reasons for motor disability in childhood. How much compensation will I get for a cerebral palsy claim?
How much compensation you may receive for a cerebral palsy claim will depend on how severe your child’s condition is. For those that need long term care, you can expect the compensation amount to cover their expected lifespan. To help us determine how much compensation to claim, you and your child will need to see a medical expert, so they can ascertain what level of treatment and care will be needed, now and in the future.
You can also expect the compensation payment to cover:
- Loss of earnings
- Adaptations to your home, or a new home if yours cannot be adapted
- Medical equipment
- Future treatment costs
- Therapies (such as physiotherapy and speech and language therapy)
How long do I have to make a cerebral palsy negligence claim?
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence, then you will have three years from the date that the cerebral palsy was diagnosed to make a claim on behalf of your child., As cerebral palsy mainly happens in childhood, your child will have until three years from their 18th birthday to make a claim, if they wish to do so themselves. If your child is not deemed to have legal capacity (i.e. cannot make decisions for themselves) then the time limit may be extended.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to a mismanaged or negligent birth, then contact our expert birth injury solicitors today. We will always listen to your story and we offer free initial guidance on your options. Call us today on 0161 696 6165.
Living with Cerebral Palsy - Nicole's Story
Nicole Loughrey was injured at birth due to the negligence of medical professionals and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Nicole's parents came to the specialist medical negligence solicitors at Stephensons and we were able to secure funding to support Nicole and her family for the future. Here Nicole's mother Jan talks about how life has changed since they have been able to move to a new home which better caters for the needs of Nicole. Jan also talks about her experience of working alongside the medical negligence team here at Stephensons. Head of Medical Negligence at Stephensons, Judith Thomas-Whittingham shares her pride at being invited into the Loughrey's new home and be able to see first hand how the compensation they received has made such a positive difference in their lives.
"Ever since I've got to know Judith she's always been absolutely lovely. And she's always wanting to help. She absolutely idolises Nicole. The work that they put into it on a daily basis, which we don't see, has been second to none. All the team, everyone I've come across, they can't do enough for you. I would say go to Stephensons, they're absolutely amazing."
"To see the end result is an amazing achievement. We work so hard with our clients and on behalf of our clients in order to get the result that we wish for. But then it's very difficult to envisage actually in practise what that means. It's a privilege to be invited back into your client's homes, and to share that with them."
Judith Thomas Whittingham - Head of Medical Negligence
Some readers may be familiar with the National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre and may have attended for treatment themselves or attended with a family member receiving treatment. I know that some of my clients and their families have attended the centre in...
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