In cases where children receive unacceptable medical care, there can be far-reaching implications which affect them into adulthood. These cases need a particularly careful approach especially when considering the future medical prognosis of the child and the impact that their injury may have upon their lives in the future.
All settlements on behalf of children need to be approved by the court and damages paid to minor children will generally be invested on the child's behalf until they reach the age of 18.
We have acted for children who have suffered complex orthopaedic fractures which have not been properly diagnosed and treated, leaving them with lifelong disabilities and care needs.
We also have access to the expertise of our court of protection and trusts teams in relation to the investment of money on behalf of minor children.
In addition, we have particular expertise in representing children with serious brain injury and disabilities arising from negligence during childbirth. More information on these services can be found here.