Pregnancy and childbirth complications

If negligence or malpractice on the part of your doctor, midwife or hospital has resulted in pregnancy or childbirth complications, our experienced medical malpractice team can help fight for your rights and claim compensation.

At Maurice Blackburn our specialised medical negligence lawyers are here to fight for fair for you. And while we understand that monetary compensation can’t ever replace quality of life, the needs and future wellbeing of you and your family are our top priority and we’ll fight hard to make sure you receive the best possible outcome.

Talk to one of our team today to discuss how we can best help you and your family. We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and throughout Australia. 

Have you experienced negligent obstetric treatment?

Medical negligence during pregnancy and childbirth can result in permanent and debilitating injuries to the mother. If you have suffered injury due to negligent obstetric treatment, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation. Medical negligence claims relating to pregnancy and childbirth complications affecting the mother include:

  • injury to the mother by failing to recognise serious emergency conditions;
  • injury to the mother by poorly managing post-partum haemorrhage;
  • injury to the mother by failing to recognise the extent of a vaginal tear;
  • injury to the mother by failing to manage pre-eclampsia after delivery, resulting in seizures and kidney failure.

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

Paediatric malpractice compensation

Maurice Blackburn can help you ensure the future wellbeing of your family. We can help parents or guardians claim medical negligence compensation on behalf of a child. This compensation is normally managed by a trustee and the parents or guardians. Common paediatrics claims on behalf of children include:

  • brain damage to a baby resulting in cerebral palsy;
  • brain damage to a baby 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 forceps delivery;
  • brain damage to a baby caused by failing to recognise a high risk pregnancy;
  • death of a baby by failing to treat the mother and baby for infection and Group B Strep;
  • death of a baby by Keillands Forceps rotation;
  • Erbs palsy/shoulder dystocia;
  • brain damage caused by drugs given during pregnancy or by the mismanagement of labour and delivery;
  • nerve damage, cervical cord injury and skull fracture during delivery;
  • inadequate resuscitation at birth; and
  • inadequate management of hypoglycemia after birth.