If a child develops cerebral palsy because of an injury suffered around the time of their birth, it might be possible to claim compensation to help pay for the vital treatment, care and equipment they need to live a fulfilling life.
How can cerebral palsy claims arise?
Healthcare professionals, whether they work for the NHS or privately, are expected to carry out their duties to the required standard. If they don’t, it’s possible to hold them accountable by making a clinical negligence claim.
To bring a successful claim for cerebral palsy, it has to be proved that the condition was the result of negligence. This means that the obstetrician’s or other healthcare professional’s acts or omissions, whether before, during or after labour, were unreasonable and not in accordance with accepted practice.
Cerebral palsy occurs in many different forms and it’s often difficult to discover the exact cause. This can make cerebral palsy claims particularly complex when it comes to proving that the condition was the result of negligence. It’s, therefore, necessary to get the opinion of experts who are up to date with advances in medical science, understand how pregnancy and labour should be managed, and able to provide objective hindsight on how things may have gone wrong. This vital information helps to identify whether the damage that led to the condition was avoidable.
Cerebral palsy claims: how can we help?
We understand how much families can struggle when a child suffers from a birth injury. We’ll support you and your family through the entire process of making your claim. We’ll put your child’s interests at the heart of all we do, and we’ll fight to get the highest possible award to help them get the best treatment, care, education and accommodation throughout their lives.
Medical negligence: why choose us?
We have helped people all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland win compensation for a wide range of negligent medical treatment by doctors, nurses, consultants and local health boards. This isn’t always decided in the court room. We will always look to settle a case before it gets that far by agreeing an amount of compensation that will be paid. But where that’s not possible, we will fight your case in the courts.
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved in bringing a claim. Our medical negligence solicitors offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and take on medical negligence cases on a no win no fee basis.
Contact our Cerebral Palsy Claims Lawyers Liverpool, UK
Get in touch with an expert medical negligence lawyer at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 844 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.