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Cerebral Palsy compensation claims

Medical negligence

If you or someone you love suffers from cerebral palsy, it can be difficult for all involved. The sufferer will likely need care and support from those closest to them in order to move forward. This can put added financial and emotional stress on the family unit. 

In most cases, Cerebral Palsy is a naturally occurring event with no obvious cause, however, in some instances, it can be the result of medical negligence. This can happen either before or after birth. In these cases, you may be able to make a claim for cerebral palsy medical negligence compensation. Making a claim for compensation can never make up for what happened, but it can ensure the patient’s quality of life is improved and that the care they receive in the future is of the highest standard. 

Shine Lawyers have expert lawyers who are experienced in acting for those affected by Cerebral Palsy and can help you start a cerebral palsy compensation claim.

How cerebral palsy compensation gets calculated

Depending on the nature of your Cerebral Palsy compensation claim a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the incident, and your actual life path since the incident. The care and support required is also a factor in how compensation gets calculated.

You may be entitled to claim compensation. Start the process with our simple and free online tool.

What we will ask:

  • Question to help us understand your experience and how your life has been impacted. Your responses will help us define the best course of action for your claim.

What happens next:

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a medical negligence legal expert right away or,

  • Speak with our team about your options

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services. 

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation-free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand. 

We are ready to take action, supporting your choice to hold negligent healthcare and medical partitioners to account and right wrong. 

*Conditions apply 


Can I represent myself, or do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.   

Independent expert evidence is needed to progress your claim and this can be difficult for an individual to obtain. 

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to.

Is there a medical negligence lawyer near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support 

If you’d like to speak to our Medical Negligence team in person, you can see our full list of locations here

If you aren‘t able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Why trust Shine to be my medical negligence lawyers?

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve. 

Our empathy, understanding and expertise is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way.

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