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Jimmy has cerebral palsy as a result of errors made by medical staff during his birth. We helped Jimmy’s family to claim the compensation needed to improve his quality of life.
Jimmy’s parents came to us after a previous law firm failed to progress Jimmy’s claim. We investigated the circumstances around Jimmy’s birth and our experts argued that the midwife could have prevented Jimmy’s severe injuries by calling a doctor to review his heart rate.
Our personal injury team helped Jimmy’s family access early interim compensation payments. These payments allowed the family to access a Case Manager and a care package to meet Jimmy’s needs, giving Jimmy’s parents and brother a break from providing all of his care.
The family have also been able to enjoy their first foreign holiday since Jimmy was born, visiting the theme parks in Florida.
Jimmy has a range of interests, including climbing and power chair football. He has been sky diving in a wind tunnel and would like to do a proper sky dive when he is old enough.
We have now settled Jimmy’s claim and the compensation he and his family have received allows him to enjoy life as much as possible.
Angela Kirtley, a partner in our Newcastle office and an expert in cerebral palsy claims, worked on Jimmy’s case. She said: “With every case that we work on at Irwin Mitchell, we work hard to make sure that our clients receive the very best levels of care and rehabilitation to allow them to enjoy the best possible standard of life.
“In the future, the compensation will help Jimmy live independently and will assist him in developing practical and positive solutions to help him to overcome the challenges he will face.”
If medical errors during birth caused your child’s cerebral palsy, our expert solicitors could help you claim compensation. Visit out Cerebral Palsy Claims page for more information or call or free on 0808 163 4557.
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