Cerebral palsy is the general term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It is usually due to injury to the baby’s brain that can occur before, during or after birth. There are many causes and varying degrees of severity. The condition may only become apparent when the baby fails to achieve development milestones.
Some cases of cerebral palsy may be due to mismanagement of pregnancy and labour – the baby may be starved of oxygen so as to cause brain damage. Such cases may give rise to a negligence claim; the compensation level may run into missions to fund the cost of the future needs of the child.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.