Tomorrow is World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day, Saturday 6 October 2018, is a project coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of Cerebral Palsy (CP) and this year concentrates on six important areas which represent the most significant barriers to the CP community. These key areas are:

  • Public Awareness – Building a true understanding of Cerebral Palsy
  • Civil Rights – Ensuring guaranteed rights are real and irrevocable
  • Medical / Therapeutic – Accessing the best healthcare for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment
  • Quality of Life – Ensuring the fullest possible life
  • Education – Providing access to appropriate education
  • Contribution – Allowing people with CP to make their contribution

In isolation, simply raising awareness of an issue will not significantly improve the lives of people with CP. Increased levels of awareness must lead to a change in the behaviour of individuals, organisations, politicians, society etc. in order to deliver that improvement. Therefore, World Cerebral Palsy Day is more than just an awareness day, it seeks to effect real change.

Freeths Solicitors – Our Role

Cerebral Palsy can be caused by the mother or child receiving negligent medical care. Freeths’ specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitors are instructed by many individuals with Cerebral Palsy to bring claims for compensation. The money obtained is vital to pay for the private care, support, equipment, specialist accommodation and other needs the person with CP will require throughout their life.

It is extremely important for someone with Cerebral Palsy, or their family, to choose an experienced Solicitor who is committed to their claim and has the knowledge, time, empathy and resources to pursue it properly. Only then will the optimum financial outcome be achieved. A specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor, with significant experience of Cerebral Palsy, will also be best placed to assess a claim at the outset and obtain the required expert evidence; it is not always obvious the Cerebral Palsy was caused as a result of medical negligence.

If you are concerned about the medical care you or a loved one have received, please contact one of our national team for an informal discussion about your circumstances:-

Jane Williams, Partner (Leicester/Nottingham/Birmingham) on 0845 272 5724 or

Siobhan Genever, Director (Nottingham/ Birmingham) on 0845 271 6793 or

Carolyn Lowe, Partner (Oxford/Milton Keynes) on 0186 578 1019 or

Karen Reynolds, Partner (Derby/Stoke/Birmingham) on 0845 272 5677 or