Cerebral palsy claims

If you suffered complications during pregnancy or birth which caused cerebral palsy, you may be have a claim for compensation on behalf of your child.

Adam Copeland, Cambridge

Start your cerebral palsy claim

If your child has cerebral palsy, a medical negligence solicitor may be able to help you secure practical and financial support for their needs. 

Every parent wants the best for their child. Children with cerebral palsy have particular and often complex needs, which can be difficult for parents to process – but you don’t need to go through this alone. Our specialist birth injury claims solicitors are here to listen to your situation and what you want to achieve for your child. A claim can help relieve some of the practical and financial strain of caring for a brain injured child, and give them the best quality of life possible in their situation. 

Our experience in cerebral palsy claims

Every cerebral palsy claim is unique. No two children, or families, are affected the same way. Tees has the expertise and dedication to handle the most complex cerebral palsy claims sensitively and effectively. We regularly take on, and win, cases other solicitors have turned down.

Many families contact us because their child was starved of oxygen at birth which caused a brain injury. This may also be called oxygen deprivation, hypoxia or anoxia. Oxygen deprivation can cause mild to severe cerebral palsy. It’s one of the most litigated types of birth injury – partly because the effects can be se serious, and last a lifetime. 

Tees is experienced in all types of cerebral palsy claims, including:

  • spastic cerebral palsy: causes particularly stiff muscles and lack of mobility
  • dyskinetic cerebral palsy: causes random, uncontrolled movements 
  • ataxic cerebral palsy: affects balance and coordination and can cause tremors
  • mixed cerebral palsy: is a mixture of the above types.

How Tees helps families affected by cerebral palsy

At Tees, we understand the practical difficulties a brain injury can cause – and we’ll do our best to make the process as straightforward as possible. For example, we’re happy to travel to your home throughout the case if travel is difficult. We’ll also establish if an interim payment would be beneficial, to help cover the cost of immediate needs such as care and equipment for your child.

A successful claim can provide:

  • financial security for your child’s future and adult life
  • funding for current care requirements 
  • care for your child in your old age, or following your death
  • specialist therapy, treatment and education your child might need
  • specially adapted equipment to improve your child’s quality of life
  • closure about what happened during your pregnancy and birth experience, and even an apology from those responsible for your care.

Support for children with cerebral palsy

If your birth injury claim is successful, you will receive a compensation award. The compensation is there to make life easier, financially and practically, and ensure your child has as good a quality of life as possible. Part of the award includes a care package for life, including financial provision for your child’s care needs for the rest of their life.

Expert, local medical negligence solicitors

Tees is a top-tier Legal 500 Medical Negligence firm.  We are one of the longest-standing and most highly respected claimant medical negligence practices in the region, and we work with only the best independent medical experts.

All of our Team are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a number of our solicitors sit on specialist panels for the Law Society and AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).  We are also a member of Headway (the brain injury association), and listed on their Head Injury Solicitors List and are approved by UK ABIF (the UK Brain Injury Forum).

Tees has offices across East Anglia, and we regularly represent clients from across the country due to our expertise and the specialised nature of medical negligence claims.

No Win, No Fee birth injury claims

There are funding options available to help cover the cost of legal advice. The first is public funding – also called legal aid – which can cover all or some of your legal costs. Legal aid is normally only available in cases where a child has suffered a brain injury before, during or just after birth. It may be available if you are making a cerebral palsy claim on behalf of your child.  

Alternatively, in certain situations we may offer a conditional fee agreement (also known as a ‘No Win, No Fee Agreement’) and insurance. It means you can pursue the case without having to worry about paying any legal costs and if the case is not successful, there is nothing to pay.  If you win the case, most of the costs will be paid by the Defendant.

We will explain the options available after your free initial assessment.

Free initial assessment for a birth injury claim

One of our leading medical negligence solicitors will assess your case free of charge. A solicitor has the expertise and experience to listen to what’s happened, and can advise as to whether you have a claim.

How to start your birth injury claim

We’re here to listen and help you get the best for your child. Our medical negligence solicitors know just how devastating a birth injury can be, and we’re here to help you get the best result possible – including financial compensation, support and an explanation about what happened during your care. 

Call our Medical Negligence solicitors on 0800 013 1165

For a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

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