Birth injuries and cerebral palsy claims

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Injuries to children and their mothers do sadly occur during pregnancy, labour and post-delivery in the neonatal period and the consequences can be devastating for all concerned.

Cerebral palsy, as a consequence of brain damage, can be due to a number of potential causes. The condition can give rise to significant care, housing, equipment and therapy needs.

Each case is unique to its own facts and therefore the individual or their families need properly tailored legal advice and support. Penningtons Manches Cooper's experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of birth injury claims and cerebral palsy claims including those relating to:

  • mismanagement during pregnancy and labour
  • mismanagement of congenital defects
  • cerebral palsy caused during birth or shortly afterwards
  • stillbirths
  • brachial plexus injuries
  • failure to identify and treat haemorrhages

Penningtons Manches Cooper is also experienced in advising on the relative merits of damages being paid as a lump sum or periodical payments. We have specialist lawyers to advise on Court of Protection issues and the creation and administration of personal injury trusts.

Recent work highlights

£30 million settlement for brain injury at birth

Securing damages of £30 million on behalf of a client who suffered a brain injury at birth, following a prolonged period without adequate oxygen or blood flow, when signs of potential fetal distress were not acted upon.

£11 million cerebral palsy award

Recovering a capitalised sum of over £11 million in damages for a seven year old boy who sustained severe brain damage, evidenced as cerebral palsy, as a result of the mishandling of his caesarean section delivery.

Seven-figure damages for hypoxic brain injury

Obtaining a seven-figure settlement for a client with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties following a hypoxic brain injury at birth as a result of negligent care.

Compensation following negligent stillbirth

Achieving a settlement for parents who suffered psychological injury from the traumatic labour and stillbirth of their son owing to the hospital midwife’s failure to recognise signs of deceleration in their baby’s foetal heart rate.

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