Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence Claims

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Cerebral Claims

Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood and is often caused by brain damage which can be triggered before, during and shortly after pregnancy and childbirth. If you or your child has cerebral palsy that was caused by the negligence of medical professionals, our specialist solicitors can assist and guide you towards a possible compensation claim.

Making a Cerebral Palsy Claim

Not every case of cerebral palsy is due to medical error. However, when cerebral palsy was the result of medical negligence, it can be devastating to know it could have been avoided. Our medical negligence solicitors are experienced in identifying whether a medical professional is liable and can advise you if you have grounds to claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis. They will guide you through the process by:

  • Telling you if you are able to make a cerebral palsy claim
  • Identifying the failings that led to your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis
  • Explaining much compensation you may be awarded
  • Taking care of the entire process for you

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What is a Cerebral Palsy claim?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition affecting balance and movement. It is caused by brain damage, often during pregnancy or childbirth. For some children, the condition is barely noticeable, however, in some cases, children may require constant care as cerebral palsy can affect mobility, cognition, bladder and bowel movements. 

In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 400 babies are born with cerebral palsy which is approximately 1700 children per year. Some of these cases cannot be prevented. However, some incidents are a result of medical delays or errors occurring during pregnancy and birth. In these cases, cerebral palsy happens because medical professionals have failed in their duty of care. This is considered to be medical negligence. If this has happened to you and your child, you can contact our team to find out if you can make a cerebral palsy claim.

How do I know if I can make a claim?

Cerebral Palsy can be the result of negligent acts or errors made by a health practitioner. We have helped many people win their cerebral palsy negligence claims. Examples of medical negligence that can lead to brain damage and a cerebral palsy diagnosis include:  

  • Untreated or poor treatment of a bacterial or viral infection which could lead to sepsis
  • Failure to act adequately at signs of foetal distress
  • Delays in performing a caesarean section resulting in a lack of oxygen  
  • Failure to diagnose or monitor meningitis or jaundice after the child is born. 
  • Inadequate usage of forceps during childbirth. 

There are some cases in which health professionals are not deemed liable for the development of cerebral palsy. If you are unsure if the cause of cerebral palsy is due to medical error, contact our team to find out whether you have a claim and learn how we can guide you through the claims process. 

How can compensation help after a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis?

Compensation for successful Cerebral Palsy claims will consider the individual’s requirements throughout their lifetime. It will include provisions to provide financial aid and to fund treatments and care such as:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Loss of earnings including future earnings
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Safe and supportive accommodation 
  • Assistive equipment to make life easier

The demands of caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy will be intensive and possibly lifelong. This is why we strive to get the maximum amount of compensation possible, to help you with this care.

Why choose Patient Claim Line for your Cerebral Palsy claim?

With over 30 years of experience in medical negligence, and as brain injury specialists, we have the expertise to handle all aspects of your cerebral palsy claim. Our experienced network of case managers is here to advise you on any questions you may have, whether that’s regarding the case, or simply if you would like advice on supporting a loved one with cerebral palsy. Our case managers can also recommend the top-quality rehabilitation centres and therapies available, from physiotherapy to psychological support. 

No Win No Fee Cerebral Palsy Claims

We operate on a strict  No Win No Fee basis. This means that from the first enquiry you do not need to pay a penny up front. We will cover insurance fees, costs to access medical records and any other fees until your case is won. In some cases, we can also apply for an interim payment. This is a pre-payment of funds for necessary items such as assistive equipment and, sometimes, even new and safe accommodation. We are here to make the claims process as straightforward and stress free as we possibly can, so that you can access the help you need as quickly as possible.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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