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- Offices serving all of England & Wales
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Cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical negligence during birth. Whether the mother has an underlying condition or infection which has been missed, or a difficult birth which has caused injury to a baby, our specialist cerebral palsy solicitors can help you to make a compensation claim if you or your child has received substandard care.
If your child has cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence, you may have experienced one of the following issues:
- Undiagnosed intrauterine growth restriction
- Failure to treat and manage maternal infection
- Negligent monitoring of the baby during labour
- Negligent failure to advise or perform a caesarean section
- Negligent neonatal care
- Negligently managed umbilical cord prolapse
- Negligently managed breech presentation
- Negligently managed shoulder dystocia
What to do if you think you have a claim for cerebral palsy
If you think you or your child has a claim for cerebral palsy, it can be important to seek specialist legal representation as soon as possible. Medical negligence which causes cerebral palsy is a complex area of law; expert cerebral palsy solicitors like us can help to ensure you and your child get the compensation you deserve. Our team sees a claim both as an opportunity to secure your family’s future and to throw a spotlight on vital patient safety lessons for medical institutions, avoiding further instances of substandard care.
If you’d prefer to make a complaint first, you are entitled to do so. Take a look at our guide to making an NHS complaint here.
Is there a time limit to making a claim for cerebral palsy?
Usually, you have three years from the date of injury or the date of knowledge of injury. However, with injuries to children, this is extended to three years from their 18th birthday. Limitation will usually not apply where there is a severe brain injury which limits the claimant’s ability to understand limitation periods and give instruction.
What is the process of making a cerebral palsy claim, and how much are cerebral palsy claims worth?
The process of bringing a compensation claim for cerebral palsy is particularly complicated undertaken often over a number of years, which is why we strongly recommend you instruct specialist solicitors. At the end of this process, damages will hopefully be awarded to compensate the claimant for pain, suffering and past and future financial losses.
What are the funding options when making a cerebral palsy claim?
We are one of the few firms who still offer legal aid funding. To be eligible you or your child must have suffered a neurological injury at birth or within the first six weeks of life. Other forms of funding are available, for example, no win no fee agreements.We will seek to take the stress away in arranging funding for the case and will undertake all work in setting up the funding of the claim, free of charge.
Guide to cerebral palsy
If you want to find out more about the condition, we have build a comprehensive guide to cerebral palsy to help you understand diagnosis, treatment and the process of making a claim in more detail.
You can also download our guide to the support available, by clicking the following image:
“As a client of Royds Withy King, I would highly recommend them for the outstanding service we received from Paul Rumley and his team.
We found them very knowledgeable in the field of medical law. They was able to breakdown complicated legal and medical issues into language which we could understand and have a full role in the claim. We would definitely return to Paul or the firm for advice if we at to make another medical law claim.
We would definitely recommend to others who have medical law claims to contact Paul Rumley or Royds Withy King for advice.
We cannot praise them highly enough for the outstanding work they have done and to reassure and guide us through what was a very stressful and emotional time.”
BW, Cerebral Palsy Claimant
Where you can find our cerebral palsy solicitors
Our cerebral palsy solicitors act for clients across England & Wales, however we have a number of offices in which you can come and see us:
We also have a consulting office in Bristol, which is available by appointment.