Cerebral Palsy Claims
BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam
Legally reviewed by: BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam

Cerebral Palsy Claims

Sometimes, when a birth is especially difficult, the baby can get injured and develop cerebral palsy. We understand that this can have an unexpected and devastating impact on yours and your family’s lives, which is why we want to help you claim compensation if a medical professional’s negligence is the reason for your baby’s suffering.

Here at AWH Solicitors, our clients are our number one priority. We’ll be by your side throughout your whole claims process, supporting you and providing you with expert legal advice.

You Can Trust Us to Support You When You Need It Most

We understand that if your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of avoidable birth complications, you feel frustrated and angry at the medical professionals responsible. That’s why we want to support you and get you the compensation that you and your family need so that you can look forward to enjoying a bright, happy future.

Our clinical negligence solicitors have helped many people like you, and understand that what you really need is support. That’s why our top priority is making you feel at ease when you come to us.

With AWH, you’ll be in safe hands. We can support you and your family in a way that’s just right for you so that you always feel comfortable when talking to us. We want to help you get compensated for the amount that you need to cover any financial losses or difficulties you’ve suffered and will suffer in the future so that you can start to build your life back up again.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

If there are problems during or shortly after the birth of your baby there is a chance that these problems could cause cerebral palsy. The problems might be caused by:

  • Your baby’s brain temporarily not getting enough oxygen during a difficult birth
  • Your baby suffering from a serious head injury during birth
  • Your baby choking or nearly drowning, resulting in their brain not getting enough oxygen

We understand that it is devastating to watch your newborn suffer, and that if it leads to them having difficulties for the rest of their life then you deserve and need to receive compensation. If your baby has suffered from any of the above problems because of a medical professional’s mistake and as a result they have developed cerebral palsy, we can help you get compensated.

We can help you get compensated for your pain and suffering – as well as your baby’s – and for any financial losses you may have as a result of their condition. Children with cerebral palsy can need special care and equipment just to get by in day-to-day life, which is often very expensive. With our help you don’t have to worry about how you will pay for this. We can make sure that you receive what you need to be able to enjoy life with your baby as much as possible, without having the weight of financial stress on your shoulders.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

You might have had a difficult birth a little while ago and not realised that it may have affected your child for life. Symptoms of cerebral palsy will usually become noticeable during the first two to three years of your child’s life. If you’re concerned about your child’s health or development you should speak to your GP.

The main symptoms you may notice in your child are problems with movement, co-ordination and development, such as:

  • Delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by eight months or not walking by 18 months
  • Appearing too stiff or too floppy
  • Having frequent muscle spasms
  • Shaky hands
  • Having weak arms or legs
  • Walking on their tip-toes
  • Making fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements
  • Seeming to do random, uncontrolled movements

There are also many other signs and symptoms. Although we are specialist medical negligence solicitors, we aren’t doctors, so if you suspect that your child has cerebral palsy you should consult a medical practitioner for their expert opinion. We’d be happy to arrange this for you if you don’t feel like you can do it yourself.

Sometimes cerebral palsy only affects on side of the body, sometimes it only affects the legs, and other times it affects the whole body. Whichever type your child suffers from, if their condition developed as a result of a difficult birth and could have been prevented, then we want to help you.

You and your child deserve to have a bright future to look forward to, and that’s what we can help you achieve. With our help you can get the compensation you need to move forward.

We’re Here to Help You

Here at AWH we know that after a traumatic birth you’re left feeling distressed, and might be worried about what the future holds for you and your child. We can help you have more certainty by holding those responsible for your child’s struggle accountable and getting you the compensation you need to live happily.

We also know how costly raising a child with cerebral palsy is, which is why we’ll do our best to get you the financial help you need and deserve. The compensation you receive can go towards care costs, developmental help, speech and language therapy, or any other needs you might have to help your child live their life to the fullest.

At AWH we are committed to helping people like you look forward to the future, not back at the past. Let us help you move forward.

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