Cerebral Palsy Claims

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Cerebral palsy can occur before, during or after birth as a result of medical negligence. It can dramatically alter a child's life, leaving the family to pick up the pieces of errors made by medical professionals.

If your son or daughter has cerebral palsy because of an injury caused by clinical negligence, get in touch with Darbys today by calling 0345 873 4266. Alternatively, fill in the contact form on the right-hand side of this page and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.

Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

There are many types of cerebral palsy that can be contracted through a medical professional's negligence. A wide number of different errors made before, during, or after birth can lead to cerebral palsy:

Before labour

  • Poorly managed blood pressure
  • Untreated maternal infection
  • Poorly managed pre eclampsia
  • Poorly managed diabetes
  • Mistakes during chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis
  • Poorly managed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

During labour and delivery

  • Failure to properly monitor maternal and foetal well being
  • Failure to expedite delivery
  • Failure to spot impending placental abruption and uterine rupture
  • Inappropriate use of Syntocinon (a hormone to augment uterine contractions)
  • Inappropriate use of forceps or ventouse cup

After birth

  • Undetected or untreated jaundice
  • Undetected or untreated hypoglycaemia
  • Delays in resuscitation
  • Failures in ITU management
  • Delays in treating neonatal, infant, and child infection
  • Delays in diagnosis and treatment of meningitis

Making A Cerebral Palsy Claim

Claims must be undertaken by a highly specialist legal team - solicitors, barristers and medical experts must be of the highest calibre to ensure every avenue is explored. All questions must be answered, not only to ensure the maximum success of your compensation claim, but also to give you a full understanding of everything that happened and its consequences. Take a look at the Darbys' claim process to see how we will handle your case.

Our aim is to ensure you receive the answers and financial security you need to maximise the quality of your child's life and allow you to concentrate on being parents to your children, rather than full-time carers. Our cerebral palsy team is headed by two of our partners who are nationally regarded by clients, lawyers and doctors.

Don't just take our word for it though, read some of our testimonials from families and professionals.

PURPLE Support Scheme

Regardless of any claim for medical negligence you may have, we offer our free PURPLE support scheme to any family that would like help with any issue relating to disability.

Our team of specialists, including financial advisers, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and lawyers, are available to answer any questions you have and help you through the maze of regulations and procedures to obtain the best possible help and support.

Take a look at our support services for more information and advice on how we can help with practical, day-to-day living.

Contact Darbys Solicitors

If you want to find out more about making a cerebral palsy claim, or believe your child has suffered due to medical negligence, please do not hesitate to contact us for free on 0345 873 4266. You can also fill in our online enquiry form and one of our medical negligence solicitors will contact you.

As well as helping families who have been affected by cerebral palsy start claims for medical negligence, we also run a case review service for those that have been abandoned by other solicitors.