Cerebral palsy and cerebral palsy compensation - an overview

Cerebral palsy is the general term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It is caused by a problem in the parts of the brain responsible for controlling muscles and can occur where a brain is damaged before, during or shortly after birth.

  • 1 in 400 children are affected by cerebral palsy.
  • 10% of those with cerebral palsy have suffered injury due to oxygen starvation of the brain.

Boyes Turner’s medical negligence team specialise in helping families understand exactly how their child’s cerebral palsy has been caused, and how they will be affected throughout life. The firm’s Court of Protection and education teams work with families to manage the compensation achieved and help ensure that the child receives the best possible education at the schools the families wants.

The medical negligence team has recently settled a claim for six year old Nicholas* who was injured when delays during his birth reduced the supply of oxygen to his brain causing hypoxic ischemic brain injury. A full admission of liability was received from the NHS trust involved and substantial temporary payments have been secured to cover Nicholas’s immediate needs whilst the valuation is undertaken. Read more here.

The infographic below provides some interesting cerebral palsy facts and statistics.

Knowledgeable, organised, responsive, diligent, empathetic and human. I deal with many legal firms during the course of my work and have found the Court of Protection team at Boyes Turner to be, 'Simply the best'.


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