On Day 3 of this week’s blog to celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day we will look at two more of the six key areas for change highlighted by the campaign.


3. Medical /Therapies

As with all medical conditions, research and information sharing is key to earlier diagnosis and providing that crucial timely support to those who need it. With a condition like CP, which is complex and can be difficult to diagnose, it is even more paramount that knowledge is shared between Doctors and Therapists to ensure that those affected by CP and their families have access to the help, support and key advice relating to CP they require and deserve.

Why shouldn’t parents of children with CP who wonder ‘why my child?’ or ‘will my child walk one day?’ be given a fighting chance to get those answers?

4. Quality of Life

Life is for living and achieving not just surviving and the CP community is no different. Inspiration and support to reach these goals is essential to people with CP. Freeths Clinical Negligence Solicitors know of and work with various charities, Specialist Therapists and Case Managers who help to do just that and they should be celebrated and thanked. Their role is pivotal in changing the lives of the CP community, whether it be providing a focus through specialist support groups for families where parents can feel others understand or access equipment that can make everyday tasks a little less onerous and more enjoyable.

The CP community needs the world’s help. World Cerebral Palsy Day is that opportunity to join together and make a difference, shares stories and speak out.

Freeths Solicitors

Freeths Clinical Negligence Solicitors have a national reputation for providing the highest quality support and advice in this specialised area of clinical negligence law including injuries sustained during or in the immediate aftermath of birth.

If you are concerned about the medical care you or a loved one have received, please contact one of our national team:-

Jane Williams, Partner (Leicester/Nottingham/Birmingham) on 0845 272 5724 or jane.williams@freeths.co.uk

Siobhan Genever, Director (Nottingham/ Birmingham) on 0845 271 6793 or siobhan.genever@freeths.co.uk

Carolyn Lowe, Partner (Oxford/Milton Keynes) on 0186 578 1019 or carolyn.lowe@freeths.co.uk

Karen Reynolds, Partner (Derby/Stoke/Birmingham) on 0845 272 5677 or karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk