Cerebral Palsy Claims

Ensure a brighter future for your child. Secure the Cerebral Palsy compensation you deserve to cover the cost of ongoing professional care.

If your child has Cerebral Palsy caused by medical negligence, we can offer free advice and legal support – get in touch or call 0191 5666 500 to discuss your case.

Caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy requires significant time, patience and emotional energy.

Even daily tasks like mobility assistance, medical appointments and accessing education can feel overwhelming for parents and carers. Navigating a complex healthcare system and accessing appropriate professional care and support can often further compound these difficulties.

We understand the emotional toll that witnessing a child’s struggles can have on you, as well as the financial uncertainty surrounding their future. To overcome these challenges and make life less demanding, our solicitors can help you claim the Cerebral Palsy compensation you deserve.

We can offer Legal Aid funding or pursue cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. To win your case, and secure substantial damages, we would need to prove that the medical professionals assigned to look after you and your child failed in their duty of care.

If we are able to secure an admission of liability, we will try to secure Cerebral Palsy compensation that can provide the life-long financial support needed to treat and care for your child, including when you are no longer able to provide this. 

To arrange a free consultation with our Birth Injury Solicitors, please get in touch or call 0191 5666500 for an informal discussion. There is no obligation to start a claim and any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Did these Cerebral Palsy causes happen to you?

Seeing a child face daily challenges because of Cerebral Palsy can evoke feelings of helplessness and uncertainty, especially surrounding their long-term future.

While not every instance of Cerebral Palsy stems from the negligent actions of medical professionals, there are various ways in which the condition can result from lapses in care.

  • Neglected to deliver baby early enough or by Caesarean
  • Failed to properly monitor baby’s heartbeat correctly
  • Did not respond to umbilical cord wrapped around baby’s neck
  • Failed to provide adequate oxygen to asphyxiated baby at birth
  • Delayed the delivery of baby, resulting in oxygen deprivation
  • Failed to monitor oxygen and provide respiratory treatment following birth
  • Neglected to properly treat a baby suffering trauma
  • Failed to perform a timely caesarean section because of foetal distress
  • Delayed diagnosis or treatment of serious conditions such as meningitis
  • Failed to diagnose or treat low blood sugar – hypoglycaemia
  • Failed to diagnose and treat low sodium levels – hyponatraemia

If any of the above scenarios sound familiar to you, we would recommend that you get in touch as you may have a strong case for compensation.

Comprehensive compensation for treatment & care

According to the Cerebral Palsy UK charity, there could be as many as 1,800 babies affected by the condition every year. We believe one case of substandard care is one too many.

If your child suffers from serious and ongoing complications, our solicitors will aim to secure enough compensation to make daily life easier for you and your family.

Cerebral Palsy compensation can be used to pay for real and practical changes.

  • Professional care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home adaptations
  • Equipment & aids
  • Medication

We can connect you with medical practitioners, support specialists and rehabilitation coordinators so they can produce a long-term care plan.

To support your child and ensure their future is financially secure, we will also aim to agree a compensation package that will allow them to be cared for in later life.

Our solicitors have an excellent record of securing damages – including some significant Cerebral Palsy Compensation settlements.

  • £5.8million in compensation recovered against East Kent University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • £3.8million in compensation recovered against University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
  • £7.2million in compensation recovered against Sunderland Hospitals.

No Win, No Fee Cerebral Palsy Claims Explained

We are proud to be part of an exclusive group of law firms with ability to provide Legal Aid for cerebral palsy claims. This means you’ll receive comprehensive funding throughout the investigation and specialist legal representation.

If you cannot access Legal Aid, which is means tested, we can often pursue your case on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis – providing affordable access to justice.

Often known as a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA, a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement means you won’t pay a penny if you lose your case. This means you do not have to weigh up whether a Cerebral Palsy claim is a risk worth taking.

If you win, your opponent will usually need to cover most of your legal costs, although you will need to pay a success fee from the compensation.

If your case is not successful, you won’t pay a penny. In effect, it means we share the risk with you, as we only get paid if you win.

This isn’t the only way to fund a case and all other funding methods will be explained before you decide whether to pursue a claim.

To arrange a free consultation, call 0191 5666500 and chat to our Cerebral Palsy Solicitors in confidence.

Our approach to Cerebral Palsy Compensations Claims

When a child is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, we know this can lead to heightened emotions among parents and carers because of the profound impact it has on all of their lives.

During this sensitive time, we adopt a hand-holding approach and compassionately guide you through the Cerebral Palsy compensation process, explaining all of the available options.

  • A free no-obligation case discussion with our Cerebral Palsy Solicitors
  • Analyse case details and work out if you have a strong claim
  • Explain ways to fund case – including No Win, No Fee option and Legal Aid
  • Gather evidence & ensure case is as strong as possible
  • Review medical records, witness statements & medical experts
  • Give you the best chance to secure maximum compensation
  • Negotiate and try to agree a settlement outside of court

Seeing a child face daily challenges can evoke feelings of helplessness and deep empathy. We understand this and are always on hand to offer support and guidance throughout the duration of your case.

Based in Sunderland – trusted across the North East & UK

If you’d like to utilise the experience and expertise of our clinical negligence solicitors, we would love to fight for the support and rehabilitation you deserve.

From our head office in central Sunderland (just a stone’s throw from the train station), we can quickly travel to anywhere in the North East. We also represent people from across the UK, many of whom have been referred by previously successful clients.

Even if you’re not sure whether a claim is possible, get in touch for a no-obligation and confidential discussion either in person or via video call.

Arrange a free consultation with our specialist Cerebral Palsy solicitors – get in touch or call 0191 5666500 today!

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