Cerebral Palsy Case Studies

Read more about the cerebral palsy cases that JMW's medical negligence team has won.

  • Maternity failures leave siblings brain damaged - £13 million

    Natasha and Patrick

    Olivia Scates, a partner in the JMW medical negligence team and a specialist in cerebral palsy cases, obtained £13 million in compensation for two siblings who were tragically both brain damaged by hospital errors.

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  • Baby suffers catastrophic brain damage after failures cause oxygen deprivation - £10 million

    Shauna, eight

    Shauna was left with severe cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care for the rest of her life after maternity failures. Our specialist cerebral palsy team secured her compensation totalling £10 million to provide her with financial security.

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  • Midwives and doctors fail to monitor baby - £10 million

    Lily, eight

    Lily was left catastrophically brain damaged after maternity failures. The cerebral palsy specialists at JMW secured her £10 million in compensation to cover the cost of the specialist care, accommodation and financial security she requires.

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  • Severe cerebral palsy caused by maternity failures - £8.8 million

    Sam, 10

    The specialist cerebral palsy solicitors at JMW secured a compensation settlement of £8.8 million for 'Sam' after maternity failures left him needing round-the-clock care.

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  • Midwife failures leave baby brain damaged - over £7 million

    Luke, eight

    Luke suffered catastrophic brain damage due to appalling failures by midwives. He was left with severe cerebral palsy and will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life. The brain injury specialists at JMW obtained over £7 million in compensation to cover the cost of this.

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  • Oxygen deprivation at birth - £6.56 million

    Boy R: £6.56 million

    Seven-year-old boy R was left brain damaged after he was starved of oxygen at birth, when doctors at failed to recognise he was in serious danger and delayed his delivery. Eddie Jones helped the boy's mother to secure £6.56 million in compensation, ensuring the financial toll of the special needs he will have for the rest of his life are taken care of.

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  • Errors at Birth Centre - £6.4 million

    Theo, eight

    Young Theo has severe cerebral palsy which has left him with very little mobility and unable to sit up unaided after his brain was staved of oxygen due to the negligence of a birth centre. JMW secured Theo a £6.4 million compensation package to provide the specialist care he requires.

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  • Delayed delivery - £6.22 million

    Harry, 10

    Harry was left with cerebral palsy in all four limbs, learning difficulties and behavioural problems due to the negligence of midwives. Eddie Jones, one of the cerebral palsy legal experts at JMW Solicitors, obtained him £6.22 million in compensation.

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  • Poor maternity care - £5.9 million

    Heather, nine

    Heather was starved of oxygen at birth and as a result suffers from cerebral palsy. JMW were able to negotiate a settlement on her behalf which will help her live as normal a life as possible.

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  • Poor maternity care - £5 million

    Huw, now 15

    Huw was left with severe and permanent brain damage after his delivery was delayed despite abnormalities with his heart rate. The cerebral palsy specialists at JMW obtained Huw £5 million in compensation to provide the care he requires.

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  • Lack of Blood Supply - £5 million

    John’s mother had had a normal pregnancy when she was admitted to hospital in 1974 for induction of labour when she one week overdue. Her membranes where ruptured and clear amniotic fluid was released, this suggests that John was not in distress at this stage.

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  • Failure to monitor blood sugar levels - £5 million

    Alfie, six

    Alfie was left with severe cerebral palsy, epilepsy and learning difficulties after midwives failed to adequately monitor his blood sugar levels following his birth.

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  • Failure to treat infection - £4.8 million

    Hannah, 14

    Hannah was left with severe cerebral palsy after a maternity unit failed to treat her respiratory illness effectively. The expert lawyers at JMW Solicitors negotiated a £4.8 million compensation package to fund her future care.

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  • Meningitis failures cause newborn baby to suffer severe brain damage - £4.6 million

    'Bobby', nine

    'Bobby' was left with severe cerebral palsy and very significant disabilities after meningitis failures when he was a baby led to permanent brain damage. Bobby is not expected to live beyond his teens but JMW medical negligence partner Olivia Scates secured a £4.6 million care package that will enable him to have as comfortable a life as possible.

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  • Poor jaundice care - £4.5 million

    Harvey, eight

    Harvey suffered devastating brain damage as a newborn baby after a community midwife failed to take action on his newborn jaundice. He was left with cerebral palsy and will never be able to live independently or hold down a job. The specialist solicitors at JMW secured £4.5 million in compensation to help Harvey to cope with his disabilities.

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