Cerebral Palsy Claims

Cerebral Palsy Claims Solicitors

Experts in Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims Services

Cerebral Palsy can often be caused by medical negligence during birth.

This can come because of several possible issues such as a difficult birth which has caused injury to a baby or underlying infections or issues with your baby that were not identified during the pregnancy that should have been.

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Common issues that arise out of negligence during pregnancy or birth causing cerebral palsy can include:

  • Negligent monitoring of the baby during labour (usually via CTG traces)
  • Negligent failure to advise or perform a caesarean section
  • Negligent care after birth (neonatal care)
  • Negligently managed breech presentation
  • Failure to identify poor growth during the pregnancy
  • Failure to identify and treat and infection during the pregnancy or labour

How long do I have to make a cerebral palsy claim?

Injuries to children mean that a claim must be started in the court within three years from their 18th birthday when they are deemed to be an adult. This means a claim must have been started in the court by the child’s 21st Birthday. Limitation will usually not apply for children where there is a severe brain injury which limits their ability to understand the legal proceedings and provide instructions to solicitors.

If a parent has a cerebral palsy claim also because of the negligent birth, their claim must be started within 3 years of the negligence occurring.

What to do if you think you have a claim for cerebral palsy

If you think you or your child has a claim for cerebral palsy, it is strongly advisable to speak with specialist solicitors as soon as possible. Medical negligence which causes cerebral palsy are one of the most complex types of claims; expert cerebral palsy solicitors like Dean Wilson can help obtain access to the compensation your family needs and requires for the future.

How do I start a claim for Cerebral Palsy?

The first step is to speak with specialist cerebral palsy solicitors. They can advise you whether to make a complaint initially to the NHS trust where any issues arose or whether a more formal Letter of Claim (a solicitor’s letter) should be sent to the NSH to start the claims process. We can help you with deciding the best options in any initial free consultation about the claim you may have.

How do I pay the solicitors for a cerebral palsy claim?

We can offer “no win, no fee” agreements for cerebral palsy cases where we believe that a case has a prospect of success of over 50%. We will give you frank and honest views about whether we can assist with a claim from the outset to families. We can also take out insurance on behalf of families to ensure they are not exposed to expensive legal costs for investigating a Cerebral Palsy claim known as After the Event Insurance. Where we act on a “no win, no fee” agreement, we do not require money up front from the family.


If you would like to discuss a possible claim with us, we can do so on a no obligation, free of charge initial call or meeting to see whether or not we can help you and your family with any cerebral palsy claims

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