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Birthing Injury Compensation Claims

Pregnancy and childbirth should be one of the most exciting and special times of our lives. However, in the unfortunate event of medical negligence during the pregnancy or labour and delivery which results in a birth injury, families can be left emotionally and financially devastated.


What is birthing injury compensation?

Birthing injury compensation allows the families of infants born with birth injuries due to medical negligence to cope with the extensive medical expenses involved in raising a child with disabilities, as well as the ongoing costs of care and support throughout the child’s life. It also provides compensation to mothers who are injured due to negligence during childbirth, and holds the medical practitioner involved accountable for their negligence.

Although birthing injury compensation varies on a case-by-case basis, it generally includes compensation for:

  • Medications, consultations, and other treatments associated with the immediate and long-term management of the injury;
  • Physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and other rehabilitation;
  • Family counselling and psychological services;
  • Home adaptations, aids and equipment, and long term educational and vocational needs;
  • Non-economic damages such as emotional distress, and pain and suffering; and
  • The loss of entitlement to work in a chosen profession or at all.

Shine Lawyers - Medical Negligence Practice

Shine Lawyers' Medical Negligence team is comprised of carefully-selected lawyers solely dedicated to handling cases of medical malpractice. We offer our medical negligence services on a No Win, No Fee basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses. Contact Shine Lawyers today for an obligation-free discussion about your potential claim.

For more information on the process involved in bringing a claim for compensation, watch our step-by-step guide below.


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Common Questions

In order to be successful in a birthing injury compensation claim it is necessary to demonstrate that:

  • There was a doctor/patient relationship at the time of the injury;
  • That the doctor and/or healthcare provider was negligent in its treatment; and,
  • That this negligence resulted in the birthing injuries.

A doctor/patient relationship exists between you, your infant and your medical team during pregnancy and childbirth. This can include midwives, nurses and specialists as well as doctors, however it does not include advice given by anyone else. 

The most common claims involve birthing injuries such as restricted oxygen, cerebral palsy, achial plexus injuries, spinal cord injuries, cervical dystonia, and other injuries such as cuts, lacerations, and bone fractures. Sadly, most birthing injuries could have been prevented, and are often the result of medical negligence such as failure to adequately monitor, failure to accurately diagnose and treat, and failure to take reasonable preventative measures. 

If you believe that one of these actions may have resulted in birthing injury, your legal team will be able to access the necessary medical records and experts to determine whether or not you have a claim for birthing injury compensation.  

If you or your family have suffered a birthing injury as a result of negligence by your healthcare providers, you are entitled to compensation to help you rebuild your future. To find out more about your rights, contact Shine Lawyers for an obligation-free consultation. Your local team will explain you options clearly, and provide you with some advice and support so you can decide what is best for your family.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a medical negligence lawyer. We're experts when it comes to medical negligence related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

We believe that everyone is entitled the highest standard of legal service, regardless of where they’re located.

Shine Lawyers is committed to ensuring that rural, regional and remote communities have access to the legal support they deserve. We can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual or in-person appointment at a location that’s convenient to you (home, work, hospital etc).

Our team will travel far and wide to provide you with the support you need and have visited the following regional communities across New South Wales and Victoria:

New South Wales

  • Armidale
  • Bathurst
  • Broken Hill
  • Cobar
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Deniliquin
  • Dubbo
  • Grafton
  • Gunnedah
  • Lismore
  • Nymbodia
  • Orange
  • Taree
  • Tumut
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Walgett
  • Wellington

Victoria

  • Ballarat
  • Benalla
  • Maryborough
  • Shepparton
  • Wangaratta
  • Warrnambool

Our team of medical negligence experts are here to help and ensure your voice is heard. We will listen, support and fight for a successful medical negligence claim on your behalf, that will secure the financial, care and support services that you need.

If you’d prefer to visit us, our teams are available in the following locations around regional areas:

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