Athetoid / Dyskinetic Palsy

Claiming Compensation for Athetoid Palsy

Athetoid cerebral palsy affects about 10 to 20 percent of patients. The primary characteristic is slow, uncontrolled movement. In most cases, this affects the arms, legs, hands and feet, and in rare cases the face and tongue, which can cause drooling and grimacing. These effects often become more severe in stressful or emotional times, and can also disappear entirely during sleep. Many children also have problems coordinating the muscles that are used in speech, resulting in a condition known as dysarthria.

At Head Injury UK our medical negligence lawyers specialise in bringing claims for athetoid cerebral palsy.  We use our network of medical experts to help us unravel the truth of even the most complicated circumstances.  This means we can make the strongest possible case for compensation.

Our Aim: To Ensure your Child Gets the Care and Support Needed

To make things easier for you, a single point of contact at Head Injury UK will be a specialist solicitor who will direct the team and be available to discuss the case or any concerns you have.  Our aim is to provide your child with the financial resources for quality care, medical treatment and equipment for life.

We work swiftly to secure interim payments to provide your child urgent specialist treatment that could make all the difference in the long term.

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy caused in Labour

Michael suffers from severe dyskinetic cerebral palsy.  Michael’s parents instructed an expert cerebral palsy solicitor at Head Injury UK to investigate Michael’s condition and whether it had been caused as a result of poor hospital care.  Legal aid was obtained to fund the investigation and Michael’s specialist solicitor obtained all the medical records which identified that during labour Michael had been in distress, evidenced by his heart rate on the CTG trace.  Experts were instructed and a case was established that Michael suffered irreparable brain damage during his birth, that could have been avoided if a prompt decision had been made to perform a caesarean section.

Head Injury UK: Athetoid Palsy Legal Experts

Our legal experts are proud to be able to help innocent suffers of birth injury and are passionate about finding a way to succeed.

Claims can be funded by legal aid so there is no reason not to proceed. Contact us to arrange an initial appointment to see how we can help.

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.

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