Welcome to the JMW Cerebral Palsy Hub

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect muscle control, movement and co-ordination. It is usually caused by an injury to the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.

At JMW, we understand that cerebral palsy can have a truly devastating effect on a person's life. To support you, your family and loved ones who are affected by a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, we have created the JMW Cerebral Palsy hub.

The aim is to provide you with valuable information and support from our charity partners, our JMW team and CP campaigners / ambassadors. Here you can find information about cerebral palsy diagnosis, articles from people living with cp, and the various support groups available to you and your family.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to our team please always feel free to contact us.

Misconceptions of Cerebral Palsy

The general public has many common misconceptions of what CP is. Chloe Tear - student blogger and Head Ambassador for CP Teens UK - fills in the gaps of the public’s knowledge.

What it's like being the parent of a child with cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy affects nearly one in 400 children born in the UK but the reality for many people with CP, and for parents who have a child with the condition, is that the lack of public awareness about CP can make life a real struggle. In this article, hear from those parents.

Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

There is no cure for cerebral palsy; there are, however, a variety of treatments available that are capable of significantly improving a sufferer’s quality of life. Find out what these treatments are in this article

Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

Diagnosing cerebral palsy is a difficult process as there are other health problems that can mimic the condition. In this article, find out more about the common symptoms and diagnosis techniques.

Cooling Babies to Limit the Risk of Cerebral Palsy

Babies who are starved of oxygen during birth are at a high risk of brain damage and therefore the development of cerebral palsy. However, a treatment method has emerged in recent years that can bring hope to babies who sadly suffer such a traumatic start to life,

Disability is often perceived in a negative-only light by those not affected by it. However, this attitude doesn't have to be the case. In this article, we talk to some inspiring young people who have not allowed their own disability to hold them back and, instead, have turned it into something positive.

Accommodation for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Children living with cerebral palsy have a range of specialist care requirements that can significantly affect their needs in terms of providing safe and practical living accommodation.

JMW solicitors are here to help

If you feel your child or loved one has cerebral palsy due to the negligence of a medical professional, you can call us for a free assessment of your potential claim in complete confidence.

You can reach us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and our specialists will contact you shortly.

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