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Recent national Cerebral Palsy cases highlight complex nature of claims

Cerebral Palsy compensation claims are often extremely long, complex cases which have been highlighted by several recent cases in the UK national press. Across Britain, 1 in 400 people are affected by cerebral palsy. There are a number of causes, including infection caught by the mother during pregnancy, a premature birth, bleeding in the baby’s brain or changes in the genes... […]

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NHS slow at referring cancer patients

A leading Cancer charity has warned that the NHS in England is too slow at referring suspected cancer patients for treatment. At least 85% of patients should start cancer treatment within 62 days of referral by a GP, yet thousands of patients are being failed according to Cancer Research UK - with the worst results since records began in 2009. The chances... […]

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is an all-encompassing term for several neurological conditions affecting movement and coordination. Around the ventricles (fluid-filled cavities) in the brain, near to the basal ganglia and cerebellum, there are nerves that control and affect movement. Damage to this part of the brain or abnormal development before, during or after birth can cause cerebral palsy. Other parts of the brain may... […]

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£5m compensation recovered

Neil Heavisides has successfully pursued a Hospital Negligence[/clinical-negligence/hospital-negligence/] claim for a little girl (J) who was born by caesarean section at the Hope Hospital in Salford.  J’s mother was a week past her due date when she was admitted to the hospital for induction of labour. Syntocinon (a drug used to speed up labour) was started through infusion. Later, the rate... […]

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