Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Claim results in £4 Million damages

18 June 2013

Northern Ireland Cerebral palsy claim results in £4 Million damages award. Worthingtons Solicitors have specialists in birth injury claims and in particular cerebral palsy claims

The High Court in Northern Ireland has made an award of damages of in and around 4 million pounds to a young boy from County Down who suffered a serious brain injury during delivery at the Ulster Hospital in 2007.

The child was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  The Southern Health and Social Care Trust admitted liability in 2012 but the case was listed for hearing due to unresolved issues including the likely cost of care necessary for the child in the future and the value of the case as a whole.  The case resolved prior to hearing following negotiations between the parties and the figure which likely included a care package for the future as well as provision for the child’s housing needs and electronic assistive technology needs was approved by the Senior Queens Bench Judge.

Cerebral palsy, a condition affecting muscle control and movement, can be caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth. Sometimes these brain injuries can arise by reason of an hypoxic event such as oxygen deprivation during delivery, and if this has been caused by inadequate management or indeed delay on the part of the hospital, then you may be able to pursue a compensation claim.

If you believe that a hospital or other care provider such as a GP or midwife in Northern Ireland may have been negligent in providing advice or medical treatment to you or your child, which has resulted in a cerebral palsy or other birth injury, and which could have been avoided, Worthingtons Solicitors have an experienced team of litigators who specialise in Medical negligence and in particular birth injuries, and who will gladly provide advice on all aspects of cerebral palsy claims in Northern Ireland.

Contact Claire McDaid at our Belfast office on (90434015) or Nikki McConnell at our Newtownards office on (91811538) for advice and guidance on this process.

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