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What is a Cerebral Palsy claim?

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement, posture and coordination, caused by a problem with the brain before, during or soon after birth. Babies’ brains are very fragile and can be easily damaged and if this happens, it can result in permanent damage for which substantial care and support may be required for the rest of their lives.

It is estimated that 1 in 400 babies in the UK have a type of cerebral palsy and that there may be as many as 1,700 new cases of cerebral palsy each year.

Not all of these cases of cerebral palsy will be due to negligence but a proportion of these children will have suffered avoidable injuries due to failings in the medical care received.

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    In what instances may have cerebral palsy occurred?

    In what instances may have cerebral palsy occur?

    • Oxygen starvation in the womb;
    • A bleed within the baby’s brain;
    • A premature or difficult birth, resulting in the baby being in distress;
    • Failure to deliver a baby earlier enough or by caesarean section
    • An infection suffered by the mother whilst pregnant which is passed onto the unborn child
    • Issues with treatment of jaundice
    • Failure to monitor blood sugar levels

    Types of cerebral palsy claims

    If your child has suffered cerebral palsy, you may be able to bring a claim for negligence. There are a number of different types of cerebral palsy and the severity and extent differs depending on the type of brain injury. The main types of cerebral palsy include:

    • Spastic cerebral palsy
    • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
    • Ataxic cerebral palsy
    • Mixed cerebral palsy

    Assisting in the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

    As well as assisting when there is a confirmed diagnosis of cerebral palsy, we may also be able to assist if you suspect cerebral palsy but there is not yet a diagnosis. The common symptoms of cerebral palsy are:

    • Delays in reaching development milestones, for example, not sitting by eight months or not walking by 18 months
    • Seeming too stiff or too floppy
    • Difficulties with movement and balance, including falls
    • Weak arms or legs
    • Fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements
    • Random, uncontrolled movements
    • Walking on tip-toes
    • Speech difficulties and delays
    • Eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties
    • Problems with vision, hearing or both
    • Learning difficulties
    • Behavioural problems
    • Bladder and/or bowel control problems
    • Epilepsy/seizures
    • Sensory processing issues

    Making a Cerebral Palsy claim

    We can discuss your case with a free initial consultation to understand your concerns, which may include taking forward your claim on a ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ basis.

    We work on a conditional fee basis, ensuring you don’t have to worry about legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

    We are also able to fund claims for injuries suffered at birth by way of legal aid. We will discuss your funding options with you to help with figuring out the best way to fund the claim.

    We are specialist Cerebral Palsy solicitors

    Our team specialises in Cerebral Palsy Negligence cases. We provide expert advice and support to help you navigate this difficult time. Our dedication to delivering personalised care means you’ll feel valued and supported throughout your claim process.

    Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling complex Cardiology Negligence claims. We treat you as a person, not just a case number, ensuring you receive compassionate and dedicated support. Based in the heart of Hull, we combine a commercial mindset with hands-on, straight-talking legal expertise to add value to your case.

    We believe in making the claims process as straightforward as possible. Here’s how you can start your Cardiology negligence claim in just seven easy steps:

    1. INITIAL CONSULTATION:
    Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

    2. CASE ASSESSMENT:
    Our solicitors will assess the merits of your case.

    3. DOCUMENTATION:
    Gather necessary medical records and evidence.

    4. CLAIM PREPARATION:
    We prepare and file your claim.

    5. NEGOTIATION:
    Engage in settlement discussions with the responsible parties.

    6. LITIGATION:
    If needed, we represent you in court.

    7. RESOLUTION:
    Secure the best possible outcome for your claim.

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