We are fortunate in the UK to have access to some of the best healthcare in the world. However, there are times when medical care in hospital or from a healthcare professional doesn’t meet the standards we expect. This can result in people living with a disability that needs life-long support, like a child with cerebral palsy.
It can be distressing to learn of the possibility that your child’s disability need not have happened. If this is the case, it’s a difficult and emotional decision to then pursue a clinical negligence claim.
What does a clinical negligence claim consider?
As your child grows up their needs change and you will need support to be able to care for them fully. Therefore, if you decide to ask a solicitor to make a clinical negligence claim on your child’s behalf, it’s reassuring to know that every claim is carefully assessed by the court and will be based on your child’s current and future needs.
This could include:
- Home adaptations
- Mobility aids
- Communication devices
- Respite care
- Therapy (including Bobath Therapy)
The process is not quick or easy. It can also be emotionally difficult should you have to recall any painful experiences and talk about the impact the condition has had on you and your family.
Therefore, before considering a clinical negligence claim, it’s important that you take advice from specialist, reputable solicitors who are experts in clinical negligence cases. We can provide contact information for law firms who have supported The Bobath Centre for a number of years, are recognised for their expertise in Disability and Family law and are found throughout the UK.
…that we are here to support you too, in welcome sessions, or appointments or just as a friendly voice on the phone.