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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for cerebral palsy?

    Life with a child with cerebral palsy has a profound impact on the whole family. Ensuring the right amount of compensation is paid can give someone access to the support they need throughout their lives and ease the care load for loved ones.

    Our overriding aim is to protect the interests of you and your child and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process.

    Around 10% of children with cerebral palsy develop the condition as a result of birth injury. Cerebral palsy claims can be complicated and require a clinical negligence lawyer with specialist expertise and experience in this area. Visit our birth injury page for information on claiming for other types of birth injury.

    Cerebral palsy claims can arise for many reasons, including:

    • Delay in delivery causing lack of oxygen during the birth
    • Failure to diagnose or treat low blood sugar
    • Failure to diagnose or treat jaundice.

    How our clinical negligence lawyers can help with a cerebral palsy claim:

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in cerebral palsy compensation claims means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • Providing a personal service and acting with sensitivity is important to us
    • We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong to prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Cerebral palsy compensation cases are complex and require high levels of expertise. We work with a team of specialists including:
      • the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in cerebral palsy clinical negligence
      • clinical negligence lawyers with experience in cerebral palsy claims
    • We can help you with applications to the Court of Protection for appointing a Deputy to manage the money of someone who has suffered cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury or for setting up a personal injury trust
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established teams in the country
    • We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'.

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of you receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Call us on 01892 510 000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your cerebral palsy compensation claim.



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    Patricia Fearnley, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £5.4 million for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy after a considerable delay in being provided with respiratory support when he suffered breathing difficulties.

    Hypoxic brain damage after delayed caesarean section

    Patricia Fearnley, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured over £4 million for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury after being starved of oxygen during a delay in performing a caesarean section.

    Patient awarded £2.3 million for birth injuries including learning difficulties, hearing loss and mild motor disability

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £2.3 million for a patient who suffered asphyxia during birth, leading to damage including learning difficulties and hearing loss.

    Damages recorded for brain damaged child

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered over £5 million for a child who was severely brain damaged as a result of the mismanagement of her birth. This case illustrates that experience, thoroughness and perseverance are often the key to success.

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    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

    Is your NHS complaint response worth the paper it is written on?

    Jessica Hanrahan, a Paralegal in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team shares her views on the news that the NHS Complaints Service has been found it to be most inadequate following a review by the Health Service Ombudsman. 

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Any time I needed to ask a question or needed any explanation about the case, James Cahan was there at the end of the phone. He answers his own phone so I felt as though I was getting a very personal service. I was never made to feel uncomfortable or a nuisance as I had felt with an earlier solicitor. Communication was excellent throughout, using emails, telephone and letters.  


My case was earlier rejected by another firm of solicitors yet Mr Cahan could see that there was a case to answer. With the expert medical witnesses which he sourced, good communication and sound advice, I felt very confident in his hands that we would get a successful outcome.


Very nice people. Really made the case a lot easier to understand; they were always there to help.


James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  


As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.


They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.


My lawyer was very friendly and easy to talk to, and I always felt he was working his hardest on my case.


Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.


Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was a very helpful and friendly.


I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.


I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TS&P, Debbie, Jenny and Patricia highly enough. Many thanks again for your professional conduct throughout.


I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.


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