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Erb’s Palsy negligence compensation lawyers.

If your child suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury at birth caused by negligent medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our specialist medical negligence lawyers will take time to listen to you, understand your situation, and offer free advice on whether you can claim compensation. If it looks like you have a valid claim, we’ll fund and take care of the whole process for you, so you can focus on your child’s needs.

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The condition typically occurs during childbirth when medical practitioners pull too hard on the shoulder and underarm area while delivering the baby. If medical negligence was the cause, we can help you financially.

Our specialist medical negligence lawyers will get to know you personally to understand what’s happened and how your life has been impacted. Then we can thoroughly investigate and build evidence for your claim.

We understand your privacy is important. There’s no cost to have a confidential conversation with one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers and find out where you stand.

Our birth injury compensation lawyers are here to help you with:

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Failure to identify common risks

Trying to deliver a large baby through a small pelvis, or when a baby is in the breech position or has shoulder dystocia, are all common risks leading to Erb’s Palsy. We can give you free legal advice about compensation over the phone.

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The use of excessive traction

Erb’s Palsy can sometimes be caused by the use of too much force by a physician or midwife during delivery. Talk to our expert lawyers to learn how we can help you claim everything you’re entitled to.

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Failure to use the right techniques

Incorrect delivery techniques, improper use of forceps or vacuum, or inadequate training can sadly contribute to an Erb’s Palsy injury. Our specialist medical negligence lawyers are here to advise you on what you can claim.

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Your compensation may include amounts for:


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We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll give you our compensation ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.


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You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your medical negligence lawyer looking after your Erb’s Palsy injury claim is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants, and barristers. We’ll work hard for you, and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Elizabeth Utting is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. She specialises in medical negligence.

Elizabeth Utting

Senior Managing Solicitor

The best thing about being a personal injury lawyer is the chance to witness first-hand the sheer courage displayed by clients to want to reclaim their lives, despite all the hardship – it’s what inspires me to go above and beyond for them.

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Tasahra Christian

Associate

With every claim, I do everything possible to ensure my clients are shown the compassion they deserve, are listened to and are always kept up to date in regards to the progress of their claim.

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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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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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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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Maria Aravena is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is medical negligence.

Maria Aravena

Managing Solicitor

Through all my communications with clients, I do everything in my power to explain things in a way they will understand so they’re comfortable with the progression of their claims.

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Michael Pasarro is an Associate at Law Partners. He specialises in Medical Negligence and Public Liability.

Michael Passaro

Managing Solicitor

The critical aspect of successfully managing cases is an understanding that no two are the same. I bring a well thought out strategy to every matter I engage with to make sure that I’m delivering the best outcomes for my clients.

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Frequently asked questions.

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.

Medical negligence claims are complex, so it’s important to get good advice and engage the services of a specialist medical negligence lawyer. Your lawyer will engage one or more medical experts who have experience in medical negligence to carry out assessments, review your medical records and provide a report detailing how your treatment was negligent.


We’ll manage this process for you, and we’ll cover the medical experts’ costs, so you won’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket.


If your medical negligence claim is denied by the insurer, we then commence proceedings to take the matter to mediation. It’s at this stage that most claims are resolved and a settlement (i.e. a medical negligence payout to you) is agreed upon. In the minority of cases where a settlement isn’t reached, we’ll advise you about taking your claim to court to pursue compensation.

You must lodge your claim within three years. But if it’s been more than three years, you should still speak to one of our medical negligence lawyers as exceptions can be made in some situations.

Even if you’ve spoken to another lawyer and been told you don’t have a claim, you can call us for a second opinion. Our medical negligence lawyers have successfully pursued many claims that were rejected by other lawyers.


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.

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We’ll match you with a medical negligence lawyer who specialises in Erb’s Palsy injury 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 injuries.

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

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