Our expertise in a periventricular leukomalacia claims
Our medical negligence lawyers regularly support mothers and families all over England and Wales. We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues including:
- Negligent pre-natal care advice
- Failure to prescribe anti-contraction medication where appropriate
- Late diagnosis and misdiagnosis of maternal infection during pregnancy
- Failure to appropriately treat maternal infection
- Failure to perform an emergency C-section
- Failure to diagnose and treat maternal hypotension and decreased blood flow to the infant during pregnancy
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle a periventricular leukomalacia compensation claims
We appreciate that you may wish to avoid the stress and uncertainty often involved with court action and, fortunately, we are usually able to resolve most claims out of court.
By using our experience with alternative dispute resolution, our medical negligence lawyers can usually agree an appropriate settlement with the defendant voluntarily. This allows you to get a result and receive compensation faster, as well as saving on legal fees and expenses.
However, we do regularly represent clients in court, so if court proceedings are unavoidable to secure the best possible settlement, we can provide the skills and experience you need.
As well as our own in-house expertise, we also have strong relationships with specialist barristers and other professional medical experts, so can always offer you the best possible advice and representation, whatever route your claim takes.
Our no win no fee claims service
We represent the majority of our clients on a no win, no fee basis, meaning there is normally no cost to start a cerebral palsy or periventricular leukomalacia claim.
Formally known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this type of fee deal means anyone can start a claim, regardless of their financial circumstances, and there is no financial risk to you in pursuing compensation.
To find out more about starting a no win, no fee a periventricular leukomalacia compensation claim, please speak to a member of our team now.
Who can claim compensation for periventricular leukomalacia?
For conditions such as periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy, it will usually be a child’s parents who claim compensation on their behalf.
For your child to be eligible for compensation, you will need to show the following:
- That the care received fell below medically acceptable standards, resulting in your child’s premature birth and/or opportunities were missed with the post-natal care given to mitigate any long-term damage.
- That the care given resulted in a worse outcome for your child’s health and wellbeing than if competent care had been provided.
How much compensation can you claim for periventricular leukomalacia negligence?
The value of a periventricular leukomalacia claim will depend on various issues, including:
- How serious the damage is to your child’s brain
- The effects of this damage on your child’s health, wellbeing, development and ability to independently
- Any specific costs you have incurred or expect to incur as a result of your child’s condition
- The level of liability the defendant admits or is found to have by the court.
Compensation for periventricular leukomalacia will normally be split into two separate types of damages:
Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses. This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or perhaps not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the penis enlargement clinical negligence.
General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
We will aim to provide an accurate estimate of your claim’s likely value as quickly as possible once you get in touch, helping you to make an informed decision about how to move forward with your claim.
What is the time limit for a periventricular leukomalacia compensation claim?
This will depend on the circumstances, including who is bringing the claim and whether the person with periventricular leukomalacia is still a child.
Most compensation claims for periventricular leukomalacia are brought while the claimant is still a child with their parents or guardians bringing the claim. In this case, the parents will have until the child turns 18 to make their claim.
If, for whatever reason, the parents do not bring a claim by the time the child turns 18, the claimant can then bring their own claim until their 21st birthday.
However, if the claimant is judged not to have the mental capacity to bring a claim of their own, there is no time limit for someone else to bring a claim for them.
Get in touch with our expert birth injury claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a periventricular leukomalacia negligence claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.