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cerebral palsy frequently asked questions

Cerebral palsy is an injury to the brain causing problems with movement that you see in early childhood. Children with cerebral palsy often have poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors. They can have problems with sensation, vision and hearing, swallowing and talking. You tend to notice babies with cerebral palsy do not roll over, crawl or walk compared to children of a similar age.
Not always. Some children who have cerebral palsy will only experience physical limitations with their motor skills, and will be unaffected cognitively. But, there are still cases where children with cerebral palsy experience brain impairments. 
All cerebral palsy claim settlements are different. This means it’s impossible to give an average in terms of settlement value. The true amount of compensation awarded in a cerebral palsy claim depends on every individual scenario; whether a new vehicle is required for wheelchair access, whether home adaptations are required for disability assistance equipment, whether loss of earnings are taken into account for the parents, or even if they have paid for external carers to help at home.
If you are making a clinical negligence cerebral palsy claim for your child, you have until their 18th birthday to do so. If your child is over the age of 18, the cerebral palsy claim time limit will depend on the severity of their condition. If they cannot make the claim themselves, there is no time limit. For children with cerebral palsy and the mental capacity to choose to make a claim themselves, they have until they are 21 to do so. 

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