Pursuing Compensation for Cerebral Palsy Due to Clinical Negligence
Receiving a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy (CP) due to a birth-related injury can be an immense challenge to navigate. However, you don’t need to be alone in this journey. Christine Bowerman, Head of Clinical Negligence at JMP Solicitors, is dedicated to supporting you through the process of pursuing compensation for clinical negligence while understanding the need for empathy at a difficult time.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
While not always the case, cerebral palsy can be caused by complications during pregnancy, labour, or delivery. In cases of clinical negligence, it often arises from insufficient care for health issues during pregnancy affecting the mother such as lapses in monitoring, delays in necessary interventions, or improper use of medical equipment. These errors can lead to profound, life-altering consequences.
Statistics from the Office for National Statistics suggest that, with an annual birth rate of approximately 700,000 in England and Wales, there may be as many as 1,700 new instances of cerebral palsy in children each year.
For children living with cerebral palsy, everyday activities like walking, communicating, and even feeding themselves can pose significant challenges. This often necessitates specialised medical interventions, assistive devices, and therapy sessions to enhance their quality of life. They may also require ongoing medical attention, including regular check-ups, surgeries, and medication management.
Local authorities play a vital role in providing care for children with cerebral palsy and their families. They offer a range of support services, such as educational assistance, therapy programs, respite care, and accessible housing options. However, budget constraints and resource limitations can sometimes mean that not all of a child’s needs are fully met, leading to delays in the provision of necessary equipment, assistance, and services.
Initiating a medical negligence claim can help families to access the financial resources needed to provide the best possible care for their child throughout their lifetime. This can significantly contribute to ensuring that their child enjoys the highest possible quality of life.
Why Choose JMP Solicitors
At JMP Solicitors, we possess extensive experience in handling claims of this nature. We are dedicated to securing compensation that addresses the child’s needs over their lifetime. In most cases, this includes:
- Care and respite care
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Assistive technology and equipment
- Accommodation or home modifications
- Special Educational Needs
- Loss of earnings
- Other essential support services
Get in Touch
At JMP Solicitors, we not only bring expertise to the table but also approach your case with compassion.
For a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 01476 565 295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.