Cerebral palsy is one possible result of a birth injury and can have serious implications for your baby's health. Its name refers to a group of permanent brain injuries. People suffering from this complex condition have limited motor skills, speech difficulties, learning disabilities and other associated problems.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, and you believe it to be the result of clinical negligence on the part of a doctor or midwife, contact the experienced solicitors at YouClaim. Simply fill in an online form and we'll call you back or give us a call any time of the day or night on 0800 10 757 95.
Cerebral Palsy is often a consequence of oxygen starvation at birth. The term means a physical condition that affects movement due to an injury to the brain. The effect it has on a sufferer varies and affects each person differently. The most common symptoms associated with cerebral palsy include:
Cerebral palsy comes in several different forms - spastic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy and ataxic cerebral palsy.
Spastic cerebral palsy is when some of the muscles are tight, stiff or weak when a baby tries to move their limbs, making movement difficult. With athetoid cerebral palsy, muscle control is affected by unwanted sporadic movements. Children with ataxic cerebral palsy often have balance issues, shaky movements of hands or feet and speech problems.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy as there is currently no way to repair damage to the brain. However, there are several different treatments and therapies available which reduce the impact of the condition by improving communication skills or by finding alternative approaches to mobility and functionality issues.
A speech therapist can help with communication problems, for example, and a physiotherapist can help with exercises that improve movement and flexibility.
Scope is a charity with a focus on cerebral palsy which can provide more information on the different therapies available and how they can help assist in your child's development. Visit www.scope.org.uk for more information.
If it can be shown that the attending obstetrician or midwives did not perform with due duty, care or diligence or the standards expected of them and the birth injury occurred as a result, they may be liable.
Our personal injury solicitors are extremely skilled and have helped many people throughout the UK to get birth injury compensation. Their expertise allows them to maintain an excellent success rate and an exceptional reputation.
Call us now on 0800 10 757 95 or complete an online claim form and we will be in touch to discuss your birth injury case.
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