Cerebral Palsy Claims

If your child has cerebral palsy as a result of sub-standard medical care, contact us. You may be able to claim compensation to help secure your child’s future.


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Finding out your child has cerebral palsy is a devastating life event. If you think medical negligence has been responsible for your child's condition, then we are here to listen. We may be able to help you make a cerebral palsy claim for the compensation you and your child are entitled to.

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects movement, speech and co-ordination. Symptoms and severity vary from minor problems to severe disability.

There is no cure for it, but treatments can help people to lead as full and independent a life as possible.

What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy can occur when a baby’s brain doesn’t develop properly in the womb. It can also occur if there are problems during or shortly after birth, such as reduced blood or oxygen supply to the brain.

Medical negligence in cerebral palsy cases can include:

  • Delays in emergency treatment when there are complications
  • Incorrect forceps delivery
  • Brain injury during delivery
  • Hypoxic brain injury – oxygen starvation – due to delays in delivery
  • Negligent care following birth
  • Negligent maternity care during pregnancy

Why make a cerebral palsy claim?

We know money can’t change what has happened, but the truth is there are going to be a lot of costs when it comes to the ongoing care and needs of your child.

The condition is a lifelong problem and ongoing care may be needed, such as treatment and therapies, home care, alterations to your home or car, specialist equipment and mobility aids.

Cerebral palsy claims can result in the compensation that can help ease the pressure and give you a bit of peace of mind, knowing that you can provide specialist care for your child to help them lead as full a life as possible.

Find out more about making a claim here.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our experienced team know what a devastating ordeal this is and will deal with your case sensitively. They are here to listen to your circumstances and advise you of your options.

Our specialist solicitors will be with you every step of the way, doing the work necessary to make a successful claim.

We can also offer a No Win No Fee service for medical negligence cases in England and Wales.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How much compensation will I receive?

Awards for cerebral palsy claims, where medical negligence is proven, can run into millions. Consideration will be given to the lifelong needs of the child. As you’d expect, amounts are awarded depending on the individual case, so we cannot give exact figures.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date of knowledge or diagnosis. But there are exceptions to this rule, so chat to our experts and they will advise you on your individual circumstances.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Give us a call or request a callback at the top of this page. A consultation is free, and we are here to listen to you and evaluate your options surrounding cerebral palsy claims.

All of our team will treat you with sensitivity and there is never any pressure to continue with a claim, unless you are absolutely happy to do so.

Get in touch and see how we can help.

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