Expectant parents are understandably very excited about the prospect of a new arrival. So when something goes wrong at birth the consequences can be particularly tragic not just for the new born baby and the parents but also for other family members.
As any compensation will have to last a lifetime of disability the damages recovered can often run into millions of pounds. In part because of the size of these claims they are often fiercely defended by a limited number of specialist solicitors instructed by NHS Resolution, who deal with these claims on behalf of the hospitals.
To ensure that your interests are fully protected it is vital that you also have a specialist clinical negligence lawyer like those at Hart Brown on your side. We are highly experienced at dealing with cerebral palsy claims. We know the best experts to involve and the right barristers to instruct.
Cases which we have successfully handled include:
approximately £5 million recovered for a 37 year old man whose parents had originally been advised within a few years of his birth that he had no claim
approximately £5 million recovered for a 7 year old girl in respect of a delay in delivery
£2.3 million recovered for failure to carry out a caesarean section despite signs of foetal distress resulting in athetoid cerebral palsy
£1.25 million recovered in respect of delay in delivery by a caesarean section of a baby in distress
To speak to a specialist clinical negligence solicitor who can help you with your cerebral palsy claim or any other type of medical negligence claim contact us now by calling, emailing or filling in our free initial advice form.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.