- Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition which can make everyday living difficult
- A successful cerebral palsy claim can unlock expert support and care
- Our clinical negligence experts have experience with the complexity of cerebral palsy claims
- Speak to a specialist cerebral palsy solicitor today, and find out how we can help
Cerebral palsy is an injury to the brain that affects a child’s movement, affecting around one in every 400 children in the UK. It is usually caused when a child’s brain is damaged or develops an abnormality. It is a kind of brain damage that occurs only in children up to the age of five, and cannot be developed as an adult.
Children with cerebral palsy often need far greater levels of care than other children, and caring for them can have a huge impact on family life. Adaptations may need to be made to your home; you may need a specially adapted car; and you may even need 24 hour care to assist you in caring for your child. These are costs that most families cannot afford, and cerebral palsy compensation may be the best way to improve your child’s quality of life.
How long do I have to bring a cerebral palsy claim?
Often clients are worried that they have waited too long to bring a claim for cerebral palsy negligence, but you may have longer than you would expect. When a child has been injured, the three year “limitation period” on their right to claim does not start until they are 18 – it will end when they are 21. If your child has lost mental capacity and will never be able to look after themselves, it may be that there is no limitation period at all. If you have any questions or concerns about how this might affect your claim, please do contact us.
Cerebral palsy claims can be extremely complex and require the skills of specialists – expert cerebral palsy lawyers and the best independent medical witnesses. Our medical negligence team is made up of expert cerebral palsy solicitors who can help to investigate your child’s treatment. We ensure that you understand each stage of the process and do everything we can to make the claim as stress-free as possible for you.