If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you are concerned that this could be as a result of medical negligence, you could be entitled to bring a claim for cerebral palsy claims compensation.
At PA Duffy, we know how important it is to secure a fair payment if the medical treatment you or your child received has resulted in harm. Our personal injury team will bring the strongest possible case on your behalf to ensure your family has the financial support you need for the future.
We represent children in Ireland and Northern Ireland. As well as exceptional legal expertise, we are known for providing an excellent standard of service. We will support you throughout your case and make sure we are always easily contactable so that you can ask us questions whenever you want.
Cerebral palsy is damage to the brain that can be caused by a range of issues and result in different types of cerebral palsy. Where it is as a result of one of the following, or another form of medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a cerebral palsy claim for compensation:
We know bringing a legal claim for cerebral palsy compensation can seem daunting, especially as you look after your child, and we will always do all we can to take on the burden of the work involved so that the process is as stress-free as possible for you.
We understand how important the compensation will be to your child’s future and you can be assured that your case is in the hands of experts in this complex type of claim. We have an excellent track record of success in securing substantial payments for our medical negligence clients, including in respect of birth injuries.
We will provide support, advice and guidance throughout your time with us. We work with top level barristers with cerebral palsy claims expertise as well as with highly experienced medical experts who will be able to provide the medical reports that will form the basis of your claim.
Speak to our cerebral palsy solicitors in Dungannon and Dublin
For a free initial consultation with one of our cerebral palsy experts, call us on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE). We will talk through your situation with you and discuss what the first steps are in bringing a cerebral palsy compensation claim. We can also answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively, you can fill in our online Contact Form and we will ring you.
If you believe you may have a claim for compensation for cerebral palsy in your child, you are likely to have lots of questions. Below are answers to some common queries, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us and ask. We will be happy to explain the process to you and discuss anything that may be concerning you.
If you believe that your child’s cerebral palsy is as a result of negligence on the part of healthcare workers, you are advised to speak to an expert medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible.
If you ask us to represent you, we will go through the events leading up to the diagnosis with you and put together details of what has happened. We will advise the health authority concerned that you will be making a claim for compensation for cerebral palsy and we will ask our medical experts to prepare reports on your child.
The health authority may admit liability, meaning that the case will be about how much compensation is fair. We will go through an exhaustive process at looking at the financial losses and needs that the negligence has caused and negotiating a settlement.
Compensation for cerebral palsy is often substantial, with payments covering your child’s future needs across a range of areas, including the following:
A cerebral palsy claim will generally not be finally settled until a child is aged seven or older, because it will be difficult to accurately assess their needs and how their future will look during the earliest years of life. For this reason, interim payments are often made to support the child during this period, before the claim is finalised, and we will request this on your behalf.
The size of a cerebral palsy compensation will depend on the severity of your child’s case. In some cases, where a child will need a lifetime of care, it can run into millions of pounds. As your child is assessed, both at the start of the case and on an ongoing basis, we will be able to put together evidence in support of our claim, so that you can ensure they have the financial support they need for the future.
Even if your claim is agreed by way of negotiation, the court will need to approve the payment because of the age of your child. Payments are generally made into a trust or other secure financial holding, with regular payments made as needed to support your child throughout their life.
We know that funding a claim is likely to be a concern and we will be happy to discuss your options with you at a free initial consultation. We deal with claims in a range of ways, including:
The time limit for bringing a cerebral palsy compensation claim is generally three years from the date of the child’s 18th birthday.
Contact our cerebral palsy solicitors in Dungannon and Dublin
Our cerebral palsy lawyers have a strong track record of success in securing compensation for children where negligence has occurred. To speak to one of our team, call us now on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE)
Alternatively, you can Make An Online Enquiry and we’ll contact you promptly.
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