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Cerebral Palsy

The birth of your baby should be a time of happiness and celebration. Unfortunately sometimes things can go wrong often leading to devastating consequences. If you have a child born with cerebral palsy, which has been caused by medical malpractice or sub-standard treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

It is estimated that 1 in 400 children in the UK are born with cerebral palsy. Approximately 10% develop the disorder as a result of brain damage often caused by oxygen deprivation to their brain during birth, or failing to detect an unhealthy heartbeat or failing to deliver the baby at the appropriate time.

Children with cerebral palsy often have difficulties with movement, hearing, speech and learning abilities. Where brain damage occurs during birth, it may be possible to claim compensation. At SC Law we have a panel of specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to investigate and support a claim for cerebral palsy. Our specialist clinical negligence lawyers will review what happened during the birth and if evidence of sub-standard medical care can be established, our lawyers can pursue a claim on your behalf. We also understand that no two cases of cerebral palsy are the same. Each child is affected differently.

Our medical negligence solicitors at SC Law understand the human cost of incompetent care and treatment during a child's birth and that pursuing a claim at an already stressful time is another problem to cope with. We will provide practical, attentive and sympathetic advice so you feel reassured that your child's claim is being handled by an expert. At SC Law, our medical negligence lawyers provide a personalised service that is tailor-made to each individual client's case. Shirley Giani is the Head of Clinical Negligence at SC Law and has extensive experience in handling cerebral palsy cases.

Action We Will Take

If you think that errors made during birth caused your child's cerebral palsy, contact us for a free initial discussion. We will talk to you about what happened, investigate your case and advise on your chances of making a successful claim.

Our lawyers appreciate and understand the frustrations that are experienced in overcoming some of the many challenges faced by victims of birth injury and cerebral palsy negligence. You may be worried about your child's long-term care and their financial security and need reassurance that your claim is being handled by a professional in cerebral palsy claims.

At SC Law, our legal team will help secure the maximum compensation so it is enough to provide for your child's lifetime's needs. We regularly negotiate awards that exceed our clients' expectations.

Our clinical negligence lawyers will:

  • Offer a "no win, no fee" service
  • Investigate the circumstances of the negligence as quickly as possible
  • Work closely with you to make the process as simple as possible to meet your child's needs
  • Seek maximum compensation for your child
  • Obtain interim payments where appropriate until your child's claim concludes, so you can access specialist rehabilitation care and services even before your child's case is settled
  • Use specialist medical and other experts to prepare the reports needed to support the claim, including medical treatment, rehabilitation and financial losses, including loss of earnings/pension
  • Provide a tailor-made service by working with case managers who can provide support and advice on specialist care, equipment and treatment that may be needed now and in the future
  • Provide post-settlement advice, including financial planning and investment management
  • Provide advice on welfare benefits, social services and housing
  • Advise on Wills and Special Needs Trusts

A compensation claim for cerebral palsy will require significant work to be carried out by a lawyer. Therefore, it is very important that you seek immediate legal advice from a lawyer specialising in cerebral palsy claims.


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