People with cerebral palsy often need a comprehensive level of financial and medical support in order to live both comfortably and independently.
If your child or someone you care for has cerebral palsy, and the condition has been caused by medical negligence, our solicitors can help you to claim for compensation. We will make sure that your child is fully recompensed for the impact the medical error has had on their life, and help to secure the funding needed to provide them with independence and an improved quality of life.
Determining the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy can occur from a brain injury happening before, during or shortly after birth.
The non-progressive disorder primarily can affect movement, with one in every 400 children in the UK suffering from the condition. Some cases are caused by natural circumstances such as an abnormal development of the brain before the 26th week of pregnancy.
However, medical negligence has also been known to cause cerebral palsy. If your child has the disorder after receiving an inadequate level of care or falling victim to a medical fault, they may be entitled to cerebral palsy compensation.
Our specialist cerebral palsy solicitors
At Linder Myers our medical negligence team has extensive experience in the management of cerebral palsy claims.
Our partners are supported by a team containing nurses, lawyers and paralegals, who are committed to obtaining justice for people affected by medical negligence. With a full understanding of the physical, emotional and financial impact cerebral palsy can have on an entire family, the team will work hard to cater to any personal needs and handle your claim with compassion and care.
Our claims process
Linder Myers will only ever pursue a claim when we believe that it is the right thing to do, so you can be safe in the knowledge that we will have your best interests in mind from the very beginning.
If you appoint us to manage your claim, a specialist team will gather evidence, liaise with relevant authorities and apply their legislative knowledge to build a strong case against the responsible party.
When determining what compensation to claim for, we always take the following into consideration:
- Future medical care through periodical payments
- Therapies including speech and language, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy
- Specially adapted accommodation, transport, equipment and IT facilities
- Carers and special arrangements
We will also make sure that your child is fully compensated for any pain and suffering, and you are reimbursed for any previous care, expenses and loss of income.
During negotiations, your solicitor will fight to secure a payment that will help to improve the quality of life for both your child and your entire family. We will also manage any court proceedings, if these become necessary.
Our medical negligence solicitors can also provide you with information on any government funding and charitable grants available. We can advise on additional financial support, care and housing arrangements you may find beneficial, making sure that your child and family has access to the right level of support both now and in the future.
If you believe that your child has cerebral palsy after receiving substandard medical care, contact our solicitors on 0800 085 3295 or email us at email@example.com to start your medical negligence claim.