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Cerebral Palsy Negligence

Cerebral palsy is caused by an issue in the parts of the brain that control movement. It can occur if the brain is damaged in early life, or develops abnormally.

If your child has cerebral palsy due to what you believe was an error by medical staff, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors are on hand to provide advice and support if you decide you want your, or your child’s, birth investigated.


The condition can be caused through the negligence of a midwife, obstetrician or other medical professional, and there are many errors that can be made to resulting in your son or daughter contracting the condition.This includes:

  • Delays in delivery
  • Failure to carry out cesarean
  • Inappropriate use of forceps or ventouse cup
  • Misuse of medication to speed up labour
  • Poor monitoring of heart rate
  • Poorly managed pregnancy
  • Undetected or untreated conditions after birth


Our cerebral palsy claims team will work hard to not only get you the compensation you deserve, but ensure you get the answers to your questions about what happened. We aim to make sure you have the peace of mind and financial security needed to give your child the support and care they need to get through life, so you can be parents to your children instead of carers.


To find out more about making a claim for cerebral palsy, or if you believe your child has suffered due to medical negligence, please contact our friendly and supportive lawyers today by calling us on 0800 804 7450. Alternatively, fill in our claims form to let us know that you’d like to hear from us.