Cerebral palsy is a condition that damages the part of the brain that is responsible for controlling muscles.
Cerebral palsy can be caused when the brain is damaged before, during or just after birth. You can read more about the causes of cerebral palsy on the NHS choices website.
We understand that if your child has cerebral palsy as a result of negligence by a medical professional, this will have had a huge impact on your family’s life.
A child with cerebral palsy can have difficulty moving around, problems with their hearing and speech, and sometimes learning difficulties.
Your baby might have cerebral palsy if you suffered medical negligence during your labour. Negligence can include:
- The baby wasn’t delivered early enough, either naturally or by caesarean section
- They failed to monitor the baby’s heartbeat correctly
- They didn’t undertake the correct procedure if your baby had their umbilical cord wrapped around their neck
We understand that birth injuries are both emotional and highly personal. Our friendly, UK based team, will take you through a serious of questions as sensitively as possible so we can help you get the answers you deserve and make the journey to compensation as easy as we can.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential cerebral palsy claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors. Alternatively complete your details here and we will contact you at the most convenient time for you.