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In this video, the mother of a young man with cerebral palsy tells her story and explains how Ashtons Legal has helped her family.
We all expect that the birth of our child will be one of the most memorable and special days of our lives. For the majority of us it is. Whilst some difficulties with delivery may be encountered, on the whole most of our children are born fit and healthy and are able to achieve their full potential in life. However, this ‘perfect picture’ is not the same for all new parents. Sometimes, things go wrong and can cause brain damage and physical and cognitive problems.
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect an individual’s brain (cerebral) and the way they are able to use their muscles (palsy). In many cases there is no link between the disorder and the negligence of a medical practitioner. However, when clinical errors by medical professionals lead to cerebral palsy in a new-born baby, this is often even more painful for a family to comprehend and to reach a point where they are able to move forward.
It is imperative that any parent who suspects that their child has suffered cerebral palsy as a direct result of medical negligence seeks the appropriately skilled, specialist and committed lawyer from the outset. This is where Ashtons Legal’s specialist medical injury lawyers can help.
Our lawyers are nationally recognised and committed to ensuring that a full investigation is undertaken to identify whether or not your child has suffered cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence. This is typically done by obtaining the medical records and commissioning evidence from experienced and trusted independent midwives, obstetricians and paediatric neurologists. If it is found that there was a clinical error by one of the doctors or midwives involved with your child’s delivery, and that the error caused your child to suffer from cerebral palsy, our team will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that we obtain the level of damages required to ensure that your child achieves his or her full potential and leads as independent and fulfilling a life as is possible.
We do this by obtaining the compensation required to ensure that your child will be financially secure for life. As a result of this we are also able to secure the necessary care, equipment, educational and therapies that your child needs now and throughout their future.
We will be there to advise you about what can be achieved at each stage of this complex process. As compassionate and empathetic people we will also be with you every step of the way to provide you with the personal support you and your family will require to secure your child’s future.
Head of Medical Injury