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Cerebral Palsy Claims

Cerebral Palsy can be the result of problems before, during or after birth.

Cerebral Palsy claims are usually made if there is a failure to deliver a baby when there are indications of stress, as any delay could mean that the child is deprived of oxygen, which can cause permanent brain damage.

Cerebral Palsy can also be caused after delivery, because of infection, meningitis and jaundice, as well as a failure to diagnose and treat hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that affects the part of the brain responsible for muscle control.

It is typically caused by a detrimental injury to the brain during the gestation and birth of a baby and is estimated to affect 1 in 400 people within the UK.

While the injury to the brain does not change with age, the long-term effects can cause further physical and emotional impairments into adulthood such as, osteoporosis and depression.

Treatments for Cerebral Palsy include physiotherapy and medication to support with independence and alleviate muscle stiffness.

In some cases, the person is required to have surgery.

Cerebral Palsy has no cure and it can be extremely disabling for those who are affected, including their families and loved ones.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

There are three main types of Cerebral Palsy with some individuals experiencing a combination of each, which becomes type four – mixed cerebral palsy.

The main symptoms are apparent during the early stages of childhood and vary depending on which type of Cerebral Palsy the individual has been diagnosed with.

Symptoms include:

  • Decreased movement caused by weak and stiff muscles
  • Painful and involuntary muscle spasms/tremors
  • Difficulty holding an upright posture
  • Speech and breathing problems
  • Poor coordination and spatial awareness

How to make a Cerebral Palsy Claim

If you or somebody close to you has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, you may be able to claim for compensation.

Compensation for somebody with Cerebral Palsy can help improve their lives by making treatment, therapy and equipment affordable.

To make a Cerebral Palsy Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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