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Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims

We are medical negligence solicitors ready to help with cerebral palsy compensation claims.

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of lifelong conditions that affect an individual’s movement and coordination. This is often caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth and can sometimes result from negligent treatment, acts, or omissions by healthcare practitioners. There are many different types of cerebral palsy for which there is no known cure.

The severity and effects of cerebral palsy can vary considerably from person to person, and it can be difficult to predict what the outlook will be from one individual to another. Some may have only minor problems, whereas others can be left severely disabled requiring intensive round-the-clock care. 

Compensation can provide for occupational and physiotherapies, nursing care, specialist equipment and education, proper accommodation and loss of earnings potential. Individuals affected by cerebral palsy are likely to require additional help and assistance throughout their lifetime. A successful medical negligence claim can help secure this along with appropriate long-term treatment, rehabilitation and care.

According to the NHS, symptoms of cerebral palsy include: 

  • Delays in reaching developmental milestones, e.g. walking and sitting

  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs

  • Fidgety, clumsy, or jerky-type movements 

  • Altered muscle tone, e.g. seeming too stiff or too floppy 

  • Walking on tiptoes 

  • Swallowing difficulties 

  • Difficulties with speaking 

  • Problems with vision 

  • Learning difficulties

Cerebral palsy claims.

There are several situations in which a cerebral palsy claim can arise. These include but are not limited to: 

  • Substandard antenatal monitoring 

  • Mismanagement of labour 

  • A failure to react quickly enough where there are signs that the baby is distressed, i.e. failures in CTG monitoring 

  • A failure to deliver a baby quickly enough 

  • A failure to proceed to caesarean section 

  • A delay in recognising ad acting upon conditions such as preeclampsia and placental abruption 

  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infections

How Graystons can help.

At Graystons, we understand the significant impact cerebral palsy can have on individuals and their families. If you or your baby has cerebral palsy, and you believe it may have been the result of negligent care, you may be entitled to claim compensation. While we acknowledge that no amount of money can account for what has happened to you and your family, we can help you to secure the best future possible.

Graystons are dedicated to each and every individual client we serve and take pride in our unique client-focused approach. Every client has a dedicated solicitor who will be on hand in person, on the phone, via email or video link. We work with our clients to ensure that the approach to their claim is what works best for them as an individual.

We are recognised as specialists in Clinical Negligence. Fully accredited members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and the Law Society panel of clinical negligence specialists.

If you have suffered and would like advice from a specialist solicitor, please call us on 0151 645 0055 or contact us via the form below. Where we would be pleased to provide a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your options.


Richard Roberts
Associate Solicitor

Graystons provide a real difference to their clients, it has remained a small, compassionate collection of individuals that really care. 

Graystons are ready to help

Our dedicated team provide professional representation and expert legal advice.

Graystons solicitors have the expertise to deal with all brain injury claims caused as a result of medical negligence.


As a specialised niche firm that deals exclusively with medical negligence claims, Graystons has the ability to give your brain injury claim the attention it deserves.  By making a claim, we may be able to ensure the individual is compensated for the brain injury itself and also provide for the cost of future caring needs and any assistive technology the individual needs.  

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