Paralympics - a fortnight to remember

13 September 2012

Following the monumental success of the London Olympics, we turned our attention to what was arguably, the most eagerly awaited Paralympics of all time.

Through adversity, pain and an exceptional amount of hard work, these unsung heroes took to the stage to do battle. Amongst the Paralympians, were sufferers of cerebral palsy and individuals who suffer from chronic illness.

At Kingsley Napley, our clinical negligence solicitors act for individuals with cerebral palsy and clients who have suffered with long term illnesses, where medical negligence has occurred. It was inspiring for us and our clients to watch what the Paralympians can achieve. (1)

Our solicitors have experience of steering our clients through the choppy waters of a clinical negligence claim, to secure high value settlements. This enables those previously wronged, to obtain the best care, therapies and management, to aid with day to day living. Former clients of Kingsley Napley who suffer with cerebral palsy, have gone on to take up sports, such as horse riding.

The effect of the Paralympics on everyday people with disabilities will be unquantifiable. Yet, there is little doubt that inspiration will flow out of these games and will provide hope to those who need it most.

For the competing Paralympians, theirs is a story of strength, determination and an unfailing will to succeed. As Boris Johnson commented recently in the Telegraph “There are men and women who are told by their doctors that they are beyond hope, who have been left for dead, who have come back from terrible accidents or injuries. These are people who have so comprehensively vanquished disability that they are defined by what they can do rather than what they can’t do.”

If you feel that you or someone you know has been subjected to clinical negligence, please feel free to contact one of our team to discuss your potential claim further.

(1) Cerebral palsy is a condition which can occur during pregnancy, during birth or shortly after, where something has happened to interfere with the normal development of the brain or where the brain tissues are damaged in some way.  

Laura Sylvester

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