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.
Articles in ‘Cerebral palsy’ Category
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.
Education is a vital part of any child’s development, but if they have a disability like cerebral palsy accessing it can be difficult. Here Sarah White from our team explains how EHC plans can help kids get on in school and the challenges faced in obtaining them.
Paul Rumley acted for C, a 19 year old man who received insufficient oxygen to the brain around the time of his birth due to a 29 minute negligent delay in his delivery. His twin brother was born uninjured.
Kerstin Scheel from our Medical Negligence team looks at how Brainwave is helping to raise money for disabled children over the Christmas period.
“Just because I like steak and chips, it doesn’t mean it’s good for me nor that someone else should pay for me to have it”. Surely this shouldn’t apply to hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy? According to some, it does. However Paul Rumley thinks the research, and case law, says otherwise.