Recent cerebral palsy cases

27 Jan 2022 | Jodi Newton
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Osbornes Law specialises in helping families with a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

We represent clients and help families establish that errors made during pregnancy, labour or post-birth led to an avoidable cerebral palsy diagnosis. Our specialist medical negligence lawyers focus on not only achieving financial damages for their clients but also ensuring the best possible long-term care package is put in place, taking into account your family’s changing needs and circumstances.

Jodi Newton is a senior solicitor in the department who specialises in cerebral palsy claims. Jodi is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK and is an approved solicitor of AvMA, the leading charity representing patients who have suffered medical negligence.

Below are some of Jodi’s most recent cases.

Six-figure cerebral palsy claim allows family to move home

Jodi Newton has secured a six-figure compensation payment for her client with cerebral palsy. This financial award has enabled her parents to move to a more suitable home. Our client now benefits from case management, negotiated by Jodi, which has enabled her to access high-quality rehabilitation to support her through her toddler years. She is now in her first year of school, where she is thriving. The compensation payment has also enabled her parents to buy a disability-adapted vehicle. This case is expected to settle for an eight-figure sum.

Cerebral palsy compensation supports rehabilitation and housing

Jodi achieved a six-figure sum compensation for her client with cerebral palsy. The financial award will not only fund his rehabilitation needs. Still, it will also go towards adapting his family’s current property so that he has more space for his therapies and equipment. This year he underwent life-changing hip surgery at one of London’s leading private children’s hospitals, and the success has seen him go from strength to strength. This case is expected to settle for an eight-figure sum.

Claim after mother and baby suffered life-changing injuries during birth

Jodi is acting for both mother and baby in a case where the midwife failed to recognise that the CTG was abnormal and to deliver the baby earlier. The baby suffered a Grade 3 HIE injury and is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The mother lost so much blood that she suffered two cardiac arrests and is now left with permanent neurological damage.

Compensation after labour injuries lead to Erb’s Palsy

Jodi acted in a case for a boy who had suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury following excessive force being applied by the midwife during his delivery. He suffered permanent nerve damage to his shoulder. The Trust denied liability but eventually, a joint settlement meeting took place where a settlement was agreed for compensation over £600,000.

Family accept £6 million in cerebral palsy compensation

The family of a boy left severely brain-damaged by complications at his birth in hospital have accepted £6 million in compensation. The boy, who is now 11 years old, suffered permanent brain injuries and was left with cerebral palsy has severe learning difficulties and cannot speak or feed himself after he was starved of oxygen at his birth. His family won the right to claim a seven-figure compensation package at the High Court.

His father commented that the whole family are happy that he will be provided for, for the rest of his life: “All the specialist equipment he may need, we can have carers to help with his daily routines, extra physio, occupational therapy, speech therapy and all the additional input he’s going to get which will hopefully get the most out of him within his limitations”.

To speak with Jodi about your situation and to find out if it may be possible for you to bring a claim, please get in touch with Jodi. You can fill in the form below and we will get back to you.

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