If you or your child suffer from cerebral palsy and you believe that it was caused by errors during a difficult birth, then we can help claim for compensation.
Cerebral Palsy affects 1 in every 400 babies born alive in the UK and is caused by damage to the developing brain before, during or shortly after birth. In most cases, the brain damage occurs before the baby’s birth because of reasons such as:
- An infection caught by the mother during pregnancy
- Premature birth
- Changes in the genes responsible for brain development
However about 1 in 10 incidents of cerebral palsy are caused by birth asphyxia (where the baby’s brain has been deprived of oxygen) during a difficult or complicated birth.
Cerebral palsy claims
Normally, medical negligence claims for compensation or damages are usually brought because of alleged negligence in managing a difficult birth meaning that the baby was deprived of oxygen, leading to a brain injury. If you have been in this situation, we can help.
Or perhaps in your situation, there was a failure to recognise and treat low blood sugar levels or an infection after the baby was born, leading to cerebral palsy. In these circumstances, we’re also able to help you.
Watch Maxine’s story about her compensation claim here.
Why choose Tozers?
We are one of the largest medical negligence teams in the country, with many years’ experience in successfully getting compensation for many children who have suffered cerebral palsy before or after they were born. As well as helping you to get the compensation you deserve, we know that you’ll need answers too, so we’ll help you to find out what went wrong, always keeping what matters to you at the absolute centre of everything we do.