With all conditions, it is important to identify and learn of the cause, if that is indeed possible. When considering cerebral palsy, many often consider ‘natural causes’ to be at play but, sometimes, cases of celebrating palsy are the result of medical negligence.
A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be life changing. If the cause was medical negligence, you and/or your loved one deserves compensation. That compensation would be used to fund the impact on a person’s life as a result of the diagnosis.
Repeated examples we encounter in matters whereby cerebral palsy is the consequence of medical negligence are as follows:
Inadequate response to the umbilical cord being wrapped around baby’s neck;
Delay in delivering the baby;
Inadequate monitoring of baby’s heart or,
Delay in delivering the baby by caesarean.
Dealing with the diagnosis of a cerebral palsy can be confronting and difficult to initially navigate, especially without knowing what the future holds but, if you have any concerns or suspicions that medical negligence has taken place, it is vital that you seek legal advice.
We have a team of specialist solicitors at Hennah Haywood Law dedicated to cases involving cerebral palsy. We understand how confronting investigating medical negligence can be, particularly given how busy life as a parent is in any event.
With over 30 years of experience – Hennah Haywood Law encompasses a vast range of Clinical Negligence including all types of medical and dental negligence.