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Medical Negligence

Justice and compensation for Cerebral Palsy

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Medical Negligence: Justice and compensation for Cerebral Palsy

Claim compensation for medical negligence at birth

Poorly managed delivery and after care can result in a number of injuries to your child, including a baby being starved of oxygen. Cerebral palsy injuries are devastating and impact not only the child but also the parents and the rest of the family.

If this has happened to someone close to you, they could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

We understand that living with/caring for a child with a brain injury can be very challenging, especially when the child needs 24 hour care, specialist accommodation equipment and various therapies. We have considerable experience representing clients where negligence has occurred at birth, obtaining compensation to pay for the best level of care. Where possible we will try and secure early part payment (interim payments) of compensation.

Our highly experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.

Our team will help you to:

  • Gain answers to your questions
  • Find out the truth about what went wrong
  • Gain rehabilitative care and treatment, wherever needed
  • Gain compensation
  • Put your mind at ease

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"My solicitor was very supportive and understanding, easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable and professional and gave excellent advice. I was kept fully informed from start to finish." Mrs L

What happens next?

After you get in touch:

  • A member of our medical negligence team will call you
  • They will listen to your situation
  • They will discuss your options
  • And, advise you on your best next steps

Our experienced clinical negligence team deal with each cerebral palsy case sympathetically and professionally. Fill out our short enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Other birth injuries may include:

  • Erb’s palsy (nerve damage resulting from the baby’s shoulder getting stuck – shoulder dystocia)
  • Fracture to the skull, legs, arms, shoulders and collarbone
  • Cuts and scars
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Infant death

Injuries to mothers

  • Still birth of a child
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Perineal tears
  • Wrongly performed suturing of episiotomy
  • Sepsis/infection
  • Retained products of conception
  • Retained swabs
  • Anaesthetic errors

Genetics

During pregnancy genetic tests are sometimes carried out on the parents and/or the fetus (by taking a sample of the amniotic fluid). This is done to test for the presence of a specific disease or genetic abnormality. The tests can also tell whether a person is a “carrier” of a disease, this means that the person does not have the disease themselves but is capable of passing it to their children.

Misdiagnosis of a disease or genetic problem can have a devastating impact upon a family. Even when the family are anticipating the birth of a child with a genetic disease it can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with.

Our team are experienced in these complex cases and have obtained compensation for families whose genetic testing has been incorrectly reported.

Our highly experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.

The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.

Contact a medical negligence solicitor

If you have any concerns about your medical treatment or your right to treatment, contact us by telephone 0800 437 0322 or email, or by completing the enquiry form and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific situation and how we can help you.