Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of motor function caused by an acquired injury to the brain as it is developing. It is important to understand that only a minute number of babies who suffer from Cerebral Palsy, do so, as a result of negligent care during the pregnancy, delivery or even from the neo – natal care provided.
Cerebral Palsy can occur without negligence but the manner in which the pregnancy, delivery and neo – natal care is handled can often have an effect particularly if it is handled poorly. In these instances, if competent care had been provided then quite often the injury to the brain could have been avoided or at least significantly reduced.
Numerous common complications can arise during pregnancy, delivery and in the immediate period afterward, unfortunately some of these are not properly addressed by medical staff.
Our Solicitors in our Medical Negligence/ Healthcare Law Department have vast experience in dealing with such cases and achieving successful results for our Clients.