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Cerebral palsy is a devastating medical condition that affects two in every 1000 children born in this country. It requires a lifetime of care and most children born with the condition will never be independent adults. If you found out your child has this condition and it could have been prevented how would you feel? In around 10% of cases, negligence caused by doctors, nurses or midwives leads to a child having cerebral palsy.
What can you do if you know that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by mismanagement, neglect, or health care abuse?
Initially you can contact our Medical Negligence Lawyers. They will provide free legal advice in a consultation. During this consultation your lawyer will be able to assess the facts of your case and will establish whether it is a valid claim. If accepted your Medical Negligence Lawyer will talk you through every step of the claims process and will begin working on the case. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers will help you receive the compensation you deserve for you and your child on a “No Win No Fee”* basis ensuring there is no financial risk in starting a claim.
About Cerebral Palsy
Your child may suffer from one of three different kinds of cerebral palsy. The first kind is called spastic cerebral palsy, and it is the most common kind. It makes the muscles stiff and weak throughout the body of those who suffer from it. The second kind is ataxic cerebral palsy and it is the least likely to occur, affecting only about 1 in 10 of those who have cerebral palsy. It causes non-functional or hindered speech and palsy of the limbs. The third kind is athetoid cerebral palsy, which causes jerkiness of limbs and muscle problems. Cerebral palsy sufferers also may experience loss of hearing or vision, seizures, and learning delays.
There are a variety of things that may cause a child to be born with cerebral palsy. They may include severe infections during pregnancy, premature delivery of the baby, lack of oxygen or blood supply during birth, or infections shortly after birth.
Negligence Resulting in Cerebral Palsy
It can be hard to prove that any of these causes are linked to negligence on the part of the health care provider, but our Medical Negligence Lawyers are experienced in handling these types of claims and are here to help you win your claim. You no longer have to fight against these health care providers alone.
With only 1 in 10 cases of cerebral palsy being caused by negligence, you may ask yourself what factors will weigh in your favour when making this type of claim. In many cases, there are often warning signs early on that are missed or ignored. In one of the most recent instances, a woman received £5,000,000 in compensation due to her health care trust ignoring early signs and delaying the delivery of her twins. One of her children’s brains was deprived of oxygen and her health care providers were found guilty of medical negligence in this case.
If you or a loved one has cerebral palsy resulting from medical negligence you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
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