Making a compensation claim for cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence.

The NHS has recently disclosed that it has spent £4.1 billion on settling clinical negligence claims for babies who suffered brain damage during birth. Following this, approximately £35 million has been invested in improving hospital maternity safety.

When a baby suffers a brain injury due to oxygen deprivation during labour, the NHS may end up paying up to £20 million to cover the cost of care for the child’s lifetime.

In the UK, around 1,700 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy annually, with approximately 118 cases attributed to failures in maternity care. Incidents of negligence by health professionals causing brain injuries in children can involve delayed delivery and failure to recognise fetal distress.

We specialise in birth injury claims, including compensation claims for cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence, and because we work on a No Win, No Fee basis, you do not need to allow worries about funding legal costs to put you off seeking the justice you and your family deserve.

Specialist birth injury lawyer, Oliver Thorne, represents families whose children have suffered brain injuries due to such failures. Oliver, who is on the AvMA panel of recommended lawyers, works closely with families to ensure they receive the compensation they need to support their children’s ongoing needs. After sustaining a brain injury, children often require various adaptations to be made to the home to assist with day-to-day activities. For example,  Oliver has successfully obtained funding to cover his client’s need for an in-home hydrotherapy pool.

For further guidance on claiming compensation for cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence please contact our free legal helpline. Our medical accident lawyers will assess the circumstances surrounding the birth, including the medical notes relating to the pregnancy and labour process, and advise you on making a legal claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence