At Kingsley Napley we specialise in high value claims. Any life changing condition, such as a spinal injury or cerebral palsy, may mean that the Claimant’s home is not suitable for their needs. As part of the case we will look very carefully at the Claimant’s current home situation and with the help of experts, evaluate whether it is appropriate for the needs of the Claimant.
The story that broke last week that thousands of low income families with disabled children were paid up to £4,400 too little in tax credits (after data was not shared between the authorities) is pretty shocking http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38113279.
Jeremy Hunt is due to make a speech today which sets out proposals to offer compensation automatically to parents of still born or brain damaged children when those injuries have arisen because of substandard care.
World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day recently took place on 5 October 2016. To mark the occasion, members of the Kingsley Napley Clinical Negligence team attended an event hosted by the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (a World CP day partner).
In my last blog, I talked about some of the tell-tale signs for birth related hypoxic brain injury and what might trigger an investigation into the way in which pregnancy, labour or delivery has been managed. The rules on limitation (ie the time limits for bringing a claim) mean that for a child with cerebral palsy, a claim may be capable of being brought many years after the event. This is because with children, the typical three year time limit does not start to run until they turn 18, meaning that they have until their 21st birthday to formally commence proceedings.