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Injured during childbirth through medical negligence?

We'll get you more compensation.

Pregnancy and childbirth are an exciting time in life. But when negligence leads to complications for the mother or baby, it can take a huge toll physically and emotionally. We have extensive experience representing mothers and their babies and claiming compensation for birth injuries caused by negligence.

At Law Partners, we ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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A more personal approach to birth injury compensation.

Birth injuries can mean time off work for you or your partner, significant expenses and financial stress. But we’re here to help. We get to know you and your family to learn about your life before you or your baby were injured.

We take time to understand your work, family, social and financial situation. Then we look at what’s changed. Many of our clients’ birth injuries have led to other life complications and health issues.

By getting to know you personally we identify these issues and claim all your entitlements. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners on your side.

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Need help with your claim?

It’s hard enough to cope with an unexpected injury – you shouldn’t have to deal with financial pain too. Depending on how you or your baby were injured, you may be entitled to payments for lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses, domestic assistance, pain and suffering, permanent impairment, and future costs. Call us for free advice on how much you can claim.

Common claims include:

Here are some examples of situations and injuries that can lead to compensation claims:

  • Failure to diagnose or manage gestational diabetes resulting in complications.
  • Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia.
  • Broken bones and extensive bruising as a result of childbirth.
  • Uterine ruptures.
  • Vaginal and anal fissures and fistulas.
  • Vaginal and anal tears or lacerations as a result of birth assisting tools, including failed episiotomies and failure to diagnose and correctly repair episiotomies or vaginal tears or lacerations.
  • Urinary catheter complications.
  • Anaesthetic complications.

Here are some examples of errors that can lead to compensation claims:

  • Not detecting, diagnosing or treating maternal infections.
  • Improperly monitoring the baby’s wellbeing during labour to ascertain whether the baby is in distress. This is usually done through regular monitoring of the foetal heartbeat.
  • Not acting in a timely manner. For example, failing to schedule and perform an urgent Caesarean delivery.
  • Not administering the correct medication or administering the wrong type or amount of medication to the mother during the pregnancy, labour and delivery.
  • Using or incorrectly using birth assisting tools, such as forceps or a vacuum, without the mother’s consent and without prior discussion of risks associated with birth assisting tools.
  • Incorrectly or improperly pulling or twisting the baby during labour and the delivery process.
  • Not reviewing pre-delivery radiological imaging and failing to take steps to prevent a difficult birth.
  • Not detecting problems with the umbilical cord, such as a prolapsed umbilical cord.
  • Not monitoring the size of the baby in proportion to the birth canal and the size of the mother.
  • Failing to ascertain the positioning of the baby before labour and delivery.

You can claim compensation for birth defects that could have been prevented if the treating medical practitioner had exercised reasonable skill and care.

In addition, when an unpreventable birth defect is diagnosed early, and the parents are not financially prepared to care for a child who requires extensive medical care and assistance, sometimes with the advice of a medical practitioner, termination is considered the best option.

In cases where a medical practitioner fails to diagnose a serious birth defect prior to the baby being born or fails to provide appropriate advice to the parents about the child’s birth defect, this can give rise to a medical negligence claim.


Getting started.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.


You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your birth injury lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

James McAuley

Associate

The key to achieving a successful outcome is having a solicitor who is thorough, diligent, composed and always willing to act in the very best interest of the client, no matter what. This is the solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.

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Gillian Potts is a special counsel at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence, motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

Shane Butcher

Principal

With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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James David is a Solicitor at Law Partners. His practice area is Medical Negligence.

James David

Associate

Empathy is such an integral value for every successful personal injury solicitor because it enables you to truly understand the client’s circumstances and build a connection with them. And a strong solicitor/client connection is the foundation of a successful claim.

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Jade Vitagliano is a Paralegal at Law Partners. Her practice areas are Medical Negligence and Public Liability.

Jade Di Micco

Senior Paralegal

Through constructive communication, it’s my job to ensure our clients know that they have a reliable, honest and extremely capable legal team who are always available to them.

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How we can help you.

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Your birth injury lawyer will assess your situation and form an opinion on whether you have a valid claim.

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We’ll go through your medical records to determine whether they support an allegation of negligence.

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We’ll consult one or more qualified medical professionals and get written reports to back up the allegation of negligence.

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Once we’ve established the likelihood of success with your claim, we’ll advise you on your options.

If you decide to proceed, we’ll prepare your claim by compiling all of the evidence needed including medical records, witness statements, medical reports and forensic accounting reports to substantiate your claim. All backed by our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee.


We’re rated 4.9 from 1099 reviews on Google.

I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

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Law Partners Sydney is the most professional law firm I have ever dealt with. They are extremely diligent and have their clients best interest in all that they do. I could not recommend them enough.

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Gillian and her team were fantastic to deal with from day 1. They stay in constant contact with me and kept me informed of the steps and progress.

Got the outcome I was hoping for. I highly recommend Law Partners.

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I would like to thank you for the outstanding professionalism at Law Partners. From the receptionists to secretaries and of course the lawyers were all very helpful and overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case so I highly recommend Law Partners.

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My family and I would like to thank the Law Partners team for their valuable support during a difficult time for us. They were always willing to help and kept us updated throughout the whole claims process. We couldn’t have achieved such a great outcome without Law Partners on our side.

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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Law Partners for their services. The outcome was excellent and right from the first meeting to the last, Law Partners made the whole process feel seamless and effortless! I was pretty uncertain at first choosing a lawyer but so glad I chose Law Partners.

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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Frequently asked questions.

In most cases birth injuries are something that an experienced medical practitioner should be able to avoid by exercising reasonable skill and care in treating you and your baby.

But birth injuries can lead to numerous permanent disabilities to the baby, including:

  • Brain injuries such as cerebral palsy leading to physical and intellectual disabilities.
  • Erb’s palsy and associated limb problems.
  • Permanent lack of strength and stamina.
  • Cognitive and emotional impairment, as well as emotional and psychological problems.
  • Failure to develop and thrive correctly.
  • Joint dysfunction disorders.
  • Physical scarring or deformity.

We understand that making a claim against a medical practitioner is a big decision, and one that may be causing you some stress.

Remember that when you claim compensation, you’re seeking a settlement from the insurer of the hospital or specialist to compensate you for your losses. It’s a settlement you’re entitled to claim if you or your baby have been harmed through negligence.

If you’re having trouble deciding, you’re welcome to simply call one of our birth injury lawyers and have a confidential conversation. There’s no pressure or obligation to proceed with a claim if you’re not ready, and we’ll always be here if you need us.

A no win no fee medical negligence lawyer offers to run your case for you and only get paid when you win. If you choose the right lawyer, it’s an excellent option that allows you to pursue your claim without any risk, but it’s important to check the lawyer’s costs agreement to fully understand what’s covered. With some no win no fee lawyers you can still end up having to pay thousands of dollars in disbursements if your case is unsuccessful. This is because their no win no fee agreements cover their professional fees but not the costs they incur. At Law Partners, our no win no fee, no disbursements guarantee covers all our costs and disbursements as well as our professional fees, so you can pursue your claim with peace of mind.


Why should I choose Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises in birth injury compensation claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your birth injuries.

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Your legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

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