Obstetric, paediatric and gynaecology compensation

If your doctor, midwife or hospital has breached their duty of care to you, our experienced medical negligence lawyers can help you claim compensation.

At Maurice Blackburn our specialised medical lawyers are here to fight for fair for you in cases of obstetric, paediatric and gynaecological malpractice. And while we know that financial compensation can’t ever replace quality of life, the needs and future wellbeing of you and your family are our priority and we’ll fight hard to make sure you receive the best possible outcome.

Contact Maurice Blackburn today to find out about our successful cases and discuss how we can best help you and your family. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia. 

Was your OBSGYN medical treatment negligent?

Obstetric and paediatric medical negligence claims can be made against doctors or hospitals for failing to investigate and monitor a pregnancy, and not advising parents of abnormalities discovered during a pregnancy and offering them the option to terminate the pregnancy.

We can assist in cases where a newborn baby has been badly injured due to the mothers labour or delivery being poorly managed. This includes brain damage caused by allowing the labour to continue when there were signs indicating a need for urgent caesarean section delivery; brain damage caused to a baby by poorly managed forceps delivery; cerebral palsy from hypoxia or lack of oxygen to the foetus during delivery; and brain damage caused by failing to recognise a high risk pregnancy and properly manage it.

We can also assist in cases where medical negligence has caused the death of a baby by failing to treat the mother and baby for Group B Strep, or the death of a baby by Keillands Forceps rotation.

Have you experienced gynaecological malpractice?

As the leading patient’s rights and medical malpractice firm in Australia, we are the best choice to fight for compensation following poor gynaecological treatment. Many of Maurice Blackburn’s lawyers are women, so you always have the option of speaking with a woman if you would feel more comfortable.

We can assist in cases involving negligence and malpractice including:

  • unexpected pregnancy due to failed sterilisation (either through the use of metal clips, rings or tubal ligation);
  • vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy (removal of the uterus);
  • oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries);
  • hormone replacement therapy;
  • management of uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts;
  • prolapse repair;
  • pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • failure to diagnose pregnancy (including ectopic pregnancy);
  • injuries during termination of pregnancy procedures;
  • assisted fertilisation (IVF);
  • ureter damage during hysterectomy; and
  • urinary or faecal incontinence after surgery.

Caring for the person

Maurice Blackburn's dedicated medical negligence solicitors and personal injury lawyers recognise that medical negligence can affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. We can help streamline your legal access to make things easier.