Cerebral Palsy Claims Specialists

Making a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim

Cerebral palsy can often be profound and life-changing, sadly, sometimes it is caused by medical failures.

Cerebral palsy can often be profound and life-changing, sadly, sometimes it is caused by medical failures.

If you or a loved one have cerebral palsy because of a lack of duty of care by a midwife, obstetrician, registrar or another medical professional the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of Cerebral Palsy claims our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Delay in delivery causing oxygen starvation 
  • Underestimating the size of the baby or the mother 
  • Failing to identify possible complications 
  • Not delivering or carrying out a C-section soon enough
  • Failing to monitor a baby's heart rate properly
  • Failing to identify serious medical conditions
  • Umbilical cord failures 
  • Being wrongly sent home
  • Delay in diagnosing or treating serious medical conditions 
  • Failure to spot and accurately treat an infection 
  • Failure to act on the patient's concerns
  • Failure to spot or treat hypoglycaemia
  • Failure by a midwife or consultant in the Special Care Baby Unit 
  • Lack of 'informed' consent during labour

Cerebral Palsy can be a serious and life-changing condition. If you or a loved one have Cerebral Palsy because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Cerebral Palsy Claims We Assist With:

Delay in delivery causing oxygen starvation

Midwives and consultants are aware of the complications that can occur following a delayed delivery. Sadly, this does not prevent some babies from being deprived of oxygen when things go wrong and subsequently developing cerebral palsy or other serious conditions.

If you or your baby have been affected by negligent care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Underestimating the size of the baby or the mother

Good pregnancy management by health professionals can help to avoid complications during labour. Monitoring the size of the developing baby and the size of the mother helps to determine the chances of a complicated birth, and whether a C-section should be offered. Sadly sometimes things are missed which results in a more complex delivery.

If you or your baby have been affected by negligent care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Not delivering or carrying out a C-section soon enough

Any delay in carrying out a delivery, whether natural or a C-section can be problematic. Despite midwives being experienced decision makers, unfortunately, things go wrong that delay the delivery and cause the baby to suffer breathing difficulties.

If you or your baby have been affected by negligent care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Delays in identify possible complications during antenatal appointments

Antenatal appointments aim to ease the concerns of the pregnant woman and allow medical professionals the opportunity to monitor the health of the mother and baby. Successfully managing antenatal health can help prevent some conditions such as cerebral palsy from developing that could complicate labour. Sadly, sometimes things are missed resulting in unnecessary harm.

If you or your baby have been affected by negligent care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is a serious complication associated with childbirth. This condition occurs when an infant's brain does not receive enough oxygen or blood. Although there are many things that can cause HIE the actual cause might be unexplained. Sadly, sometimes errors by midwives and other medical professionals can be to blame, such as a delay in delivery or failing to spot infection.

If you or your baby have been affected by a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to compensation.

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Failing to properly monitor the baby's heart rate

Fetal heart rate monitoring is one of the best ways to assess a baby's health in the womb. The birthing team understand the importance of accurate monitoring. Failure to recognise and address a fetal heart problem can lead to a serious complications. Unfortunately this is some women's experience.

If you or your baby have cerebral palsy because a medical professional failed in their duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Umbilical cord complications

The umbilical cord feeds and provides oxygen to the baby in the womb. Birthing teams are aware of how serious problems with the umbilical cord can be especially if denying the baby oxygen. Sadly sometimes things go wrong such as failing to spot a knot, prolapse or that the cord is wrapped around the baby's neck.

If you or your baby have cerebral palsy because a midwife, obstetrician or another medical professional failed in their duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Surgical errors during or following C-Section

A C-section is the surgical procedure of delivering a baby. It can be elected beforehand or carried out if a natural delivery becomes risky. Despite the frequency that caesarians are performed things still go wrong that result in avoidable harm.

If you or your baby have cerebral palsy because of an error during or following a c-section you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Being wrongly sent home

Every woman's labour is unique. Midwives appreciate that good management and monitoring can help reduce the chances of problems occurring. Sadly, this is not always the case with some women being wrongly sent home.

If you or your baby been affected by a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Breech deliveries

Natural birth babies are normally delivered head first. Sometimes the baby is presented in a breech position, feet first. The birthing team might opt to tease baby into the head first position but this might not be possible. This situation requires an urgent decision to continue with a natural birth or perform a C-section. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong such as a delay, which can result in a baby suffering unnecessary harm.

If you or your baby have been affected by a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Accidents involving the baby's head

Any traumatic brain injury sustained shortly before birth, during labour or shortly afterward is likely to be serious and could result in cerebral palsy. Babies heads are susceptible to injury so every care must be taken to avoid dropping them or being hit by a falling object. Sadly despite the aims to provide prominent care some babies suffer brain injuries following accidents by medical professionals.

If you or your baby have cerebral palsy because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to spot and accurately treat maternal infection

At any stage of life, infections are a concern but particularly during pregnancy. It is crucial that physicians promptly spot and treat infections such as Group B Strep, E. coli, and Staphylococcus to help prevent the unborn baby from developing sepsis, meningitis or another serious complication. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong that result in unnecessary harm.

If you or your baby have been affected by a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to spot and accurately treat jaundice

Jaundice is fairly common in newborn babies and rarely serious, however, the condition does need monitoring to avoid serious complications such as cerebral palsy developing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some babies are unnecessarily harmed.

If you or your baby has suffered because a medical professional failed in their duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Delay or failure to act on the patient's concerns

It is the duty of the birthing team to keep mother and baby safe from harm. Listening and acting on a woman's concerns can help prevent problems occurring during pregnancy, delivery and beyond, and yet, sometimes a mother's intuition is ignored or not taken seriously and results in unnecessary harm.

If you or your baby have cerebral palsy because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to spot or treat hypoglycaemia

A common problem for women during pregnancy is the onset of gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes usually disappears after childbirth. Sadly, when physicians get things wrong such as failing to spot or treat hypoglycaemia, the results can be life-changing.

If you or your baby have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Nursing and consultant errors in the Special Care Baby Unit

Babies being cared for in a Special Care Baby Unit are vulnerable and usually need intensive nursing support. The quality of the care given in these units is often outstanding, however, sometimes things go wrong and the level of care falls. Failures and errors by nurses and consultants can cause serious, yet often avoidable complications including brain injuries.

If you or your baby have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Lack of 'informed' consent during labour

It is a legal requirement for a surgeon to explain the risks and alternative treatment to the patient before they undergo C-section surgery, this is to help them to decide if they wish to go ahead with the procedure or not. Sadly, this is not always the case and sometimes things go wrong.

If you feel you were not properly informed about the procedure and as a consequence, you, your child or both have been harmed you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

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