Do I have a claim?
We’re fortunate to live in a country where the standard of treatment and care is very high. However, complications often occur at the hands of even the most experienced medical practitioners, when medical practitioners fail to discharge their duty of care and exercise reasonable skill and care in your treatment, resulting in an injury to you. This is known as medical negligence, and if you’ve suffered as a result of negligence you may be able to claim compensation.
There are a number of situations that can result in medical negligence claims for mothers and their partners who’ve suffered injuries as a result of negligence on the part of their treating obstetrician, gynecologist, midwife or other medical practitioners.
Gynecological injuries arising out of advice or treatment administered during pregnancy, labour and delivery sometimes give rise to birth injuries, defects and wrongful birth. So we recommend that you also read our birth injuries and defects page.
What injuries can I claim for?
Negligence claims can arise from:
- 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.
The majority of these injuries are avoidable in the exercise of reasonable skill and care by the treating medical practitioner. We have extensive experience and we specialise in representing mothers and their partners who’ve suffered injuries as a result of negligence on the part of their doctor, treating medical practitioner or health care provider. If you believe you’ve suffered a gynaelogical or pregnancy-related injury, you can call our free advice line and speak to a specialist medical negligence lawyer today.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a medical negligence expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist medical negligence firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in medical negligence claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.
Commonly asked questions.
What are the potential consequences of negligence?
Unfortunately, gynecological and pregnancy-related injuries frequently occur as a result of inattention, inexperience or unavailability of the treating medical practitioners in clinics and hospitals. The consequences for these injuries are often devastating, as they often cause significant physical and psychological damage, and sometimes totally debilitate the mother so that she’s unable to bond with and care for her newborn baby. These injuries can lead to breakdowns of relationships and have psychological effects on other family members.