Kerstin Kubiak represented a 24 year old female client in her claim for compensation for the severe brain injuries she suffered as a result of negligence around the time of her delivery. The allegations were that the hospital was negligent in its use of Prostin during her mother’s labour which caused excessive contractions and in turn caused our client to suffer lack of oxygen. There was then a delay in identifying that our client was in distress during labour as a result of the excessive contractions and therefore a delay in delivering her by emergency caesarean section. Had she been delivered about 20 minutes earlier than she was then she would have avoided all injury.
Articles in ‘Cerebral palsy’ Category
Kerstin Scheel, Partner specialising in birth injury claims at RWK Goodman, acted for a 20 year old man, J, who suffered from a shortage of oxygen at the time of his birth at Nuneaton Maternity Hospital.
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. If this occurs, oxygen starvation may happen as the baby’s head is delivered and prior to delivery of the body. If prompt action is not taken, there is a chance of the child suffering a brain injury. That chance will increase the longer they are stuck.
Following new guidance from NICE on how to support adults with cerebral palsy, our specialist birth injury team reviews what it means and the effect it might have on people’s lives.
RWK Goodman’s Kerstin Scheel and Hannah Blackwell acted for a 16 year old boy, J, who suffered from a shortage of oxygen at the time of his birth at Cheltenham General Hospital.
Technology is advancing everyday: some for the general good of humankind and some for the not so good. Here Abigail Ringer looks at the transformative power of technology for the benefit of people affected by cerebral palsy. From communication aids to computer games for rehabilitation, there is no doubt that technology can improve the lives of us all.
Cerebral palsy affects different people in different ways but regardless of a person’s abilities, I think that everyone deserves to reach their full potential. Happily, there are several UK charities dedicated to making this happen.
In advance of World Cerebral Palsy Day, an important date in the calendar to raise awareness of cerebral palsy and celebrate those who help people with the condition, we help you understand everything about the awareness event.
With World Cerebral Palsy Day approaching, Sarah White relays the perspective of a family whose child has cerebral palsy.
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a great opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the millions of people affected by cerebral palsy and those who support them. Here, Abigail Ringer from our Medical Negligence team interviews Dr Heather Epps, Physiotherapist of Children’s Neuro Physio, who has made it her mission to enhance the lives of children affected by cerebral palsy through the provision of physiotherapy. Read on to discover five ways that physiotherapy can make a difference to individuals with cerebral palsy.
In the lead up to World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October 2019 we are taking some time to focus on the therapy available for children with cerebral palsy on a local level. We have found out about an inspirational and unique leisure facility nearby in Bristol, for children and young adults with disabilities called Gympanzees.
In the lead up to World CP day on 6 October 2019 we have taken some time to focus on the ‘Making a Contribution’ element of the ‘We Are Here’ campaign and to consider how we, as clinical negligence lawyers, can gain a better understanding of how parents of children with Cerebral Palsy feel about the litigation process. We want to ensure that we are aware of all the things that we can do to make the litigation process less stressful and to offer all the support that we can.