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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is often defined as a condition which causes movement problems, causing physical disability. A person suffering from Cerebral palsy can often have difficulty with sensation, depth perception and communication. Up to 33% of cases involve difficulty with cognition and epilepsy.

Damage causing CP can develop during pregnancy, during childbirth or before or after birth.

There are three types of Cerebral Palsy:

• Spastic cerebral palsy
Some of the body’s muscles are tight, stiff and weak. This makes control difficult.

• Athetoid cerebral palsy
This is where muscle control is affected by spontaneous movements. Posture is affected.

• Ataxic cerebral palsy
This type of condition causes problems with balance, shaky movements of hands or feet and difficulty with speech.

How can Vincents help you?

We can assist you in identifying physical, mental and emotional needs, including requirements for treatment, care and accommodation.

We work with leading experts in this area.

Before you start a complaint we can assist you to bring a complaint against the trust or the surgeon involved.

Why use Vincents’ Clinical Negligence Team?

It’s important to seek specialist advice. Vincents’ clinical negligence team have over 30 years of dealing with medical errors and negligence claims and we understand the need to act with sympathy and understanding.

Our goal is to get you answers and where necessary, the correct treatment. We work with some of the country’s leading medical experts and barristers to investigate your case.

We will always deal with you and your child with empathy, understanding and sensitivity.

What will it cost me?

We will always discuss funding options with you before starting your case. In many cases, we will act on a “no win, no fee” basis and our aim is to ensure that we remove the financial risks of bringing a claim.

Olivia Robinson is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Other Vincents’ services you may find of interest are:

• Residential conveyancing
• Wills
• Court of protection

For any enquiries regarding cerebral palsy claims please contact our Clinical Negligence department or enquire online using our Clinical Negligence enquiry form.

For any enquiries regarding Cerebral Palsy please contact our Clinical Negligence Solicitors department on 01772 555 176
Or enquire online here.