Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

It is believed that 400 children in the UK are born with Cerebral Palsy each year.

Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage to the brain and is a condition which, amongst other symptoms, affects physical movement.

Other symptoms can include:

  • epilepsy
  • feeding problems
  • hearing difficulties
  • speech difficulties
  • behavioural problems

When does Cerebral Palsy occur?

In most cases, the causes of Cerebral Palsy happen before birth. However, around 10% of children with Cerebral Palsy develop the disorder as a result of damage to their brain during birth. Tozers’ highly experienced birth injury solicitors can work with you to find out what happened during birth, which may include evidence of incompetent care negligently depriving the child of oxygen. We will meticulously and comprehensively examine all of the care received during the pregnancy and birth and make use of the best experts available. Our aim is to achieve a financial package of compensation for you which will enable your child and your family to have maximum choice and freedom in planning your lives.

Investigating Cerebral Palsy cases can be a lengthy process but we aim to resolve your claim speedily. In fact even before the claim is fully completed, in many cases, we can assist you in accessing some of the compensation at an early stage, through interim payments. This means that it then is possible to  access specialist care and services of your choice before your claim is finally settled.

In addition to the negligence claim, we can also assist with advice on education issues affecting children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

When compensation is received, if a Deputy is needed because our client lacks what is known as ‘mental capacity’, we have significant experience of acting as a Deputy, putting in place safe and effective plans for the management of that compensation. We are happy to discuss this further with you.

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