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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 neglect by the hospital. Legal aid was obtained to fund the investigation.
Michael’s specialist solicitor obtained all the medical records and 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.
Michael is quadriplegia and will never be able to walk independently and will always require a wheelchair. He has significant language and communication difficulties although he has normal cognitive function.
Compensation shall be recovered to assist Michael with all of his medical and rehabilitation needs. Michael is expected to have a normal life expectancy, and a key concern of the family is ensuring sufficient compensation is recovered to ensure Michael will have excellent care now, and throughout his adult life. Michael’s expert solicitor is ensuring that periodical payments will be paid every year, throughout Michael’s life to provide a 24 hour care package. A specially adapted property shall be purchased to provide Michael with a comfortable home.
It is estimated that Michael’s case will settle for £5,000,000.
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.