Birth Injury

What is birth injury compensation?

Whilst Australians generally receive high-quality health care from trained professionals, unfortunately, operations and births don’t always go to plan, resulting in injuries and trauma which sometimes can be catastrophic in nature. Due to the complexity of the birthing process, when things do go wrong the result can be a claim for birth injury compensation.

A birthing injury (including death during birth) refers to a medical incident that a woman or her baby sustained during childbirth. Related factors could include:

  • The competence, training, qualifications, and experience of the doctor or midwife
  • The facilities available at the hospital including emergency care
  • The competence and experience of the medical staff

Making birthing injury claims for compensation

If it can be established that the trauma caused to the mother or baby was caused by the negligence of the medical practitioner during delivery then a claim for compensation could be made for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Ability to earn income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical equipment
  • Wheelchair access for your home
  • In-home Nursing
  • Out of pocket expenses

There are many other types of damages that could apply to your specific situation. As birth injury compensation experts with decades of experience, our team will guide you through the whole process and ensure you get the full compensation you are entitled to.

Birth injury compensation calculator

If you’re searching for a compensation calculator to give you an indication of how much you might be able to claim, the truth is no online tool can give you a meaningful estimate because there are so many factors that can have an impact on your claim. Frequently these claims can be worth over $10,000,000.

At Arnold Thomas & Becker we believe that such tools aren’t really helpful and would prefer to directly give you our personal support and expert guidance during a difficult time. Your consultation is free, plus our no win no fee policy means you pay nothing unless we win.

Call us today on 1300 333 300 and speak directly with a specialist birth trauma lawyer, or call into one of our four offices in Melbourne, Victoria.