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Support for Cerebral Palsy Sufferers and Their Families

February 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 153

Cerebral palsy causes untold suffering and problems for both the sufferer and their families. Fortunately, there are a lot of options open to people in the form of support groups, advice and financial support.

Cerebral palsy affects motor function, rendering a sufferer unable to use their arms and / or legs, unable to speak and in extreme cases unable to move at all. It is caused by damage to the brain, most commonly to a child either before, during or just after birth.

Because of the severity of the symptoms the sufferer is more often than not unable to take care of themselves and this puts a huge burden on their family, usually the parents and siblings. It can be extremely stressful and certainly a financial burden.

That is why a lot of charities and other institutions have sprung up to provide support in a variety of different ways. The likes of Scope and The Children's Trust are disabled charities that offer support to cerebral palsy sufferers and their families amongst the other services they offer.

More dedicated cerebral palsy charities and support groups include the Buddy Bear Trust, Cerebral Palsy Plus, Headway, the Circle Foundation and the Bobath Centre.

All of these charities can help with advice, treatment and in some cases care for the sufferer and respite for the families. If you have a child with cerebral palsy then you should contact one or more of these charities to ask for assistance.

There are several support groups available too, both online and offline, that can give advice on dealing with a sufferer, obtaining financial support and the like.

It is also possible to claim cerebral palsy compensation if you suspect the brain damage that caused the condition was brought about by some kind of medical negligence. This could have occurred while the mother was pregnant through poor treatment, during birth or immediately after the birth through poor handling of the procedure.

If you do suspect some kind of negligence then it is best to contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor. They will be able to look at your case and advise on whether or not there was negligence and if so, how to proceed in making a claim for compensation.

The money gained from a successful claim will prove extremely useful with regard to the ongoing care a child will require, helping to pay for treatment, equipment and medication if required. More importantly, you are entitled to this compensation, so you shouldn't feel any qualms in trying to claim it.

A specialist solicitor will treat you compassionately and will not mislead you. Most will work on a No Win, No Fee basis so it is in their interests to put together a strong case and if they do feel that negligence did not occur they will advise you of that and not proceed.

It is important that no matter what your circumstances you seek out the help you need.

Ben Greenwood is writing on behalf of Pearson Hinchliffe, medical negligence solicitors experts in cerebral palsy compensation claims.

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