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Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence


When diagnosed with cerebral palsy many people think the reason is down to natural causes. However, cerebral palsy can be the permanent result of medical negligence.

There are different levels of cerebral palsy, but all can be life changing, not just for those who have the disorder, but for those who have to adjust to the condition. To think this life-altering condition could have been prevented can make you feel helpless and confused.

A new baby is challenging enough, even more so with parents who must adapt to the fact their child has a permanent disorder.

How Can Medical Negligence Cause Cerebral Palsy?

  • A lack of oxygen – caused by a delay of delivery
  • A serious rise of Bilirubin in baby’s blood – a failure to diagnose and regulate can cause hyperbilirubinemia (closely recognised by jaundice)
  • Meningitis and hypoglycaemia being misdiagnosed, mistreated or a delay of diagnosis
These are just some of the examples where medical professionals can be the cause of cerebral palsy.

What Can You Claim for?

If you believe either you or an immediate family member has cerebral palsy that you believe could be as a result of poor medical care and medical negligence you may be entitled to claim compensatory damages.

Successful medical negligence cases can award cerebral palsy compensation in 3 parts:
  • A lump sum of money for the cerebral palsy itself
  • A calculated cost of a total loss of earnings: for any equipment, appointments (petrol/specialised transport), adjustments having to be made (transport/home), time off work, extra specialised care costs.
  • A calculated cost to future expenses: this will mainly mirror the above but take into account the longevity of the money.

Discover If You Could Have a Claim

If you or a loved one have suffered undue physical injury due to cerebral palsy medical negligence, please get in touch with our specialist team of cerebral palsy solicitors.
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