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Concluding a difficult cerebral palsy claim

Gemma Osgood and Harry Trusted discuss a particularly complex claim In this month’s issue of JPIL (journal of personal injury law) issue 3 2019, Senior Associate Gemma Osgood from Clarke Willmott and Harry Trusted, barrister from Outer Temple Chambers, discuss a particularly complex cerebral palsy claim that they were both...

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Cerebral palsy claim settled to secure quality of life

Negligence at birth contributed to permanent disabilities Gemma Osgood, Senior Associate of our Medical Negligence team has recently agreed settlement of a cerebral palsy claim for a family in Oxfordshire. Baby F was born at just over 30 weeks gestation. Prior to his birth his mother attended Banbury Hospital and...

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World Cerebral Palsy Day 2016

5 October is World Cerebral Palsy Day. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is a description of a group of permanent movement disorders arising as a result of damage to part of the brain. It can range from mild to severe involving significant limb spasticity and restricted movement with poor...

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Analysis of Cerebral Palsy Provision

As a Solicitor who has represented a number of families where cerebral palsy has arisen from negligent treatment over the last 10 years it is very apparent that the families have to fight to obtain the very best treatment for their children and invariably they do so by making huge...

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World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day – 7 October 2015

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Cerebral Palsy is a condition which affects babies and young children and arises as a result of damage to the immature brain. Often the damage can be as a result of a traumatic event such as lack of oxygen during delivery, stroke in...

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Multi-million pound recovery for child with cerebral palsy

Kerry Fifield; Partner has acted on behalf of a child following an injury sustained during her birth. The claim was brought on behalf of her family against the Defendant Trust. Following receipt of the Letter of Claim the Trust made an early admission in respect of a 53 minute delay...

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Doctors now under a duty to disclose all material risks of treatment

Yesterday, the Supreme Court allowed the appeal of Mrs Montgomery in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] All ER (D) 113 (Mar), concluding that her doctors’ failures to advise her of the risk posed to her baby during birth, and the option of her having a caesarian section, had led...

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£8.3 million compensation recovered for child with cerebral palsy

Clarke Willmott recently acted for a 10 year old boy who suffered brain damage at birth due to the negligence of the doctors and midwives involved in his delivery. A combination of failings, including a lack of proper examination of his mother during labour, an inability to deal with a...

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The Pace Centre

Clarke Willmott supports Conductive Education The Medical Negligence team are pleased to be associated with and support The Pace Centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Pace Centre helps children with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. It is a charity and independent special school. The overriding goal is to assist children...

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