Cerebral palsy & birth injury

Cases involving cerebral palsy and birth injury claims are invariably high value and complex.  We have the proven experience and expertise to act for you in such cases.

We act for children and young adults in such cases.  If our client is unable to instruct us themselves due to age or mental disability then we can accept instructions on their behalf from a parent or suitable adult (called a litigation friend).

When things go wrong around the time of birth, the effects can be devastating for the child and their family.   Examples of mistakes which can be made at hospital include:

  • Delay in delivery
  • Failure to monitor the baby before and during labour
  • Mistakes during delivery
  • Mistakes in neonatal period
  • Failures to give appropriate treatment during pregnancy

We will investigate the circumstances of the medical treatment received by mother and child and advise whether it fell below a reasonable standard of care. Not all treatment which goes wrong is negligent and therefore we instruct independent medical experts to examine what happened and advise whether negligent mistakes were made.

Compensation

If the evidence supports a claim for negligence, we will pursue it and work to get compensation for our clients which will provide them with long term care and financial security for the rest of their lives.  Many children with cerebral palsy are looked after devotedly by their parents.  But parents often worry about what would happen if they are no longer able to look after their disabled child.

We work to ensure that compensation is recovered which will provide care and support for the child for the rest of their lives.  Sometimes compensation will be paid as a combination of a lump sum and annual payments for the rest of the child's life.  This gives the family peace of mind and reassurance for the future.

Meet the team

Clare Carter
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426936
07500 935 695
Personal Injury
John Hall
Partner & Head of Occupational Disease
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0526
07881 343953
Personal Injury
Tom Hartigan
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426969
07917 272 373
Personal Injury
Gavin Lane
Partner & Head of Personal Injury Group
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0535
07884 184 681
Personal Injury
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Southampton
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426923
07879 448 632
Personal Injury
Frances Gillett
Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426956
Personal Injury
Sarah Mills
Consultant
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8032 0405
07801 577120
Personal Injury
Laura Rowe
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0537
Personal Injury
James Gleisner
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0465
Personal Injury
Katherine Knapman
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426925
07881 343 962
Personal Injury
Adele Martin
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426975
Personal Injury
Alison Hutchings
Medical Records Nurse Assessor
Personal Injury
Southampton
+44 (0) 23 8082 0474
Personal Injury
Donna Edwards
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0541
Personal Injury
Amy Gregory
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0538
Personal Injury
Anna Hagan
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
Personal Injury
Lorraine Morrissey
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Claire Parrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426987
Personal Injury
Tanya Reeves
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339031
Personal Injury