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Home> Personal Injury > Medical Negligence > Birth Injury > Cerebral Palsy compensation claims

Cerebral Palsy compensation claims

Some of the biggest cases against the NHS for medical negligence compensation are brought by the parents of children with cerebral palsy.

How much cerebral palsy is caused by the brain injury of acute hypoxia (deprivation of oxygen) at birth is controversial. Some estimate as many as 20% of cases are the result of birth injury and the research is ongoing. However, the tragic consequences of medical mistakes, where clinical staff fail to notice the signs of foetal distress and recognise early enough that the baby being born is in trouble, are lifelong for the families concerned.

The difference between the level of facilities and care that compensation money can buy, and provision by the health service and by local authority social service departments, is enormous.

It means the successful cases result in compensation awards running to millions of pounds, and in turn to cases fiercely defended by a health service anxious not to pay a penny more than a court is likely to order. Months and years of anxious investigation have to be supported by specialist medical negligence solicitors, and public funding support is usually available in likely cases.

We can organise such funding for you and give specialist claim advice.

Compensation claims for Cerebral Palsy

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of medical negligence? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a medical negligence compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms. One of our representatives will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further within 24 hours (48 hours at weekends).

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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