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Cerebral palsy

The specialist cerebral palsy claims team at Leigh Day is made up of accredited clinical negligence solicitors, some with medical backgrounds. Cerebral palsy and child brain injury claims lawyers at the firm have unrivalled experience in running these complex and challenging cases, and have been successfully securing multi-million pound settlements for their brain injured clients since the firm was launched in 1987.
Our experienced cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the impact on families who care for a disabled child, and Leigh Day is recognised nationally as the firm to turn to for families living with cerebral palsy. Our cerebral palsy lawyers’ technical expertise means that families who instruct Leigh Day can be assured that they will be advised by some of the most experienced birth injury lawyers in the country.

We are happy to meet clients at home which is often easier for families looking after a child with cerebral palsy. You will have many questions about bringing a possible claims for compensation and we offer all our clients a free consultation.

An experienced cerebral palsy partner or senior solicitor will meet you to assess whether or not your have a realistic chance of success with your claim.  Having another family member, or friend present at the meeting might also be useful, and if necessary we can arrange for a translator to attend meetings as well.  A named partner will have responsibility for your case, together with a support team.

Successful cerebral palsy claims

  • Settling a claim for a 12-year old girl for a 7-figure sum after she experienced permanent and severely debilitating brain damage known as kernicterus and suffers with athetoid cerebral palsy which causes a severe motor disability.
  • Acting for a nine year old child who received an eight-figure sum after suffering a haemorrhage and oxygen deprivation during a forceps delivery.
  • Securing £1.6 million plus £250,000 per annum for life for a client who suffered widespread brain damage during an emergency forceps delivery.
  • Settling a case for a 12 year old girl for seven figures after she suffered brain damage when neonatal complications were not diagnosed and treated.

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