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Cerebral Palsy Claims

What is Cerebral Palsy?
    About Cerebral Palsy
Types of Cerebral Palsy
    Degrees of Cerebral Palsy
Treatment for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers
    Reasons to make a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim
How is Cerebral Palsy caused?
    Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Importance of using an experienced Solicitor
    Why choose Thompsons Solicitors?
News Stories we have published about Cerebral Palsy Claims
    Real Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims we have dealt with
Making a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim
    Start a claim for Cerebral Palsy Compensation

What is Cerebral Palsy?

About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is not one particular disease or illness.

The term 'Cerebral Palsy' is used to describe a condition where the affected individual has a persistent but evolving disorder of movement and motor function secondary to there being a non progressive brain abnormality.

Basically, Cerebral Palsy is a physical condition that affects movement as a result of injury to the brain.

If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and you think the condition has been caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.

To discuss your individual case, call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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Types of Cerebral Palsy

Degrees of Cerebral Palsy

There are three main types of cerebral palsy:

• Spastic cerebral palsy – some of the muscles in the body are tight, stiff and weak making control difficult.
• Athetoid cerebral palsy – muscle control is affected by spontaneous movements and posture is affected.
• Ataxic cerebral palsy – problems with balance, shaky movements of hands or feet and difficulty with speech.

There are varying degrees of Cerebral Palsy which affect each suffer differently from a mild disability which is barely noticeable (particularly when the sufferer is very young) to very serious disabilities meaning the patient requires 24 hour care for the rest of their life.

Common problems associated with Cerebral Palsy include difficulty using and controlling muscles, walking, writing, eating, talking and dressing. Problems often occur with balance and coordination, posture, hearing, learning and epilepsy.

If you or a member of your family such as your child have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and you think it has been caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. For more information about how Thompsons Solicitors can help, contact us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claims forms.

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Treatment for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers

Reasons to make a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim

Whilst there is no medical cure that can repair a damaged brain, therapy, treatment, aids and equipment can assist in significantly improving quality of life.

This treatment, equipment and suitable accommodation and transport for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer can be very expensive, particularly as it will be a life-long expense.

If sub-standard care during pregnancy or birth can be proved to have caused the cerebral palsy, damages can be sought to cover the costs of care to ensure an improved quality of life and financial security for the future lifetime of the child. Damages can also be awarded on a periodic payment basis linked to the lifetime of the child.

A legal claim for compensation can include damages to cover specialist therapy and equipment and suitable housing.

To find out how Thompsons Solicitors can help with a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim, call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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How is Cerebral Palsy caused?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can be caused by problems during the gestation and birth of a baby; however the cause of Cerebral Palsy for some people remains unclear.

Some of the most common Cerebral Palsy compensation claims we have dealt with at Thompsons Solicitors have involved cases where the birth of a baby has been mismanaged by medical professionals and the baby has suffered from lack of oxygen for a period of time which caused damage to the brain.

If you or your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy which you think has been caused by a mismanaged birth, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. To discuss your case in more detail, call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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Importance of using an experienced Solicitor

Why choose Thompsons Solicitors?

Obtaining compensation for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer can improve their lives by making therapy, treatment, aids and equipment affordable.

There are often high sums of compensation involved with Cerebral Palsy claims which is why it is important to seek legal assistance from an experienced solicitor.  Experience really can make a difference to the success of the case and the sums of compensation awarded.

At Thompsons Solicitors, we have dedicated clinical negligence teams based regionally across the country who are specialists in medical negligence matters including Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims.  We have over 90 years experience dealing with personal injury claims and always strive to recover the maximum amount of compensation our clients deserve, obtaining interim payments when appropriate.

Please contact us if you have any queries concerning a possible compensation claim.  You can call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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News Stories we have published about Cerebral Palsy Claims

Real Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims we have dealt with

We regularly publish news stories about personal injury claims we deal with, within the Personal Injury News section of our website.

Follow the links below to read a selection of news stories which involve personal injury claims for Cerebral Palsy sufferers.

Family wins compensation after hospital’s failures

Family wins seven figure sum in compensation

Family wins £3.8m compensation

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances to find out if Thompsons can help you make a Cerebral Palsy compensation claim call us on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.

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Making a Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claim

Start a claim for Cerebral Palsy Compensation

If you or anyone you know has suffered from any form of clinical negligence, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.

There are strict time limits in place to make any personal injury compensation claim.  For further information, contact us or visit our Questions Answered page.

Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all matters relating to clinical negligence and will be able to advise you as to whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist clinical negligence lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.