The effects of cerebral palsy in children
The physical, mental and emotional effects of cerebral palsy on children and their families can be significant.
Our specialist birth injury team works with many families whose child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The time of diagnosis can be very difficult for families and raises many questions as to the impact the diagnosis will have on their child and the rest of the family.
It is important that bespoke support is given by medical professionals, including a paediatric neurologist, community paediatricians, health-visitors, therapists and GPs; many parents are also referred for psychological support to help them through what is a very challenging time.
Our birth injury solicitors, in the event there is a medical negligence claim, ensure that damages are sought to fully support our client and their family through the developmental, transitional and adult phases of life. This will include damages to pay for specialist therapy for the child and family therapy to support the child with their development and emotional needs.