Birth Trauma Hobart

Our Hobart Lawyers are Experienced in Birth Trauma Claims

When birth trauma results from mistakes made by healthcare professionals during childbirth, the consequences can be life changing.  If you feel that your baby or you have suffered birth trauma due to medical negligence you may be entitled to compensation.

Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Hobart are experts in handling birth trauma claims for our clients from all over the state of Tasmania.  Our team work hard to understand your needs, sympathetically support you through the legal process and get the right compensation for you and your family.

We will cover all medical reports along the way if we believe there is a strong case for compensation.  This means you won’t have any out-of-pocket expenses along the way.


What is Birth Trauma?

Birth trauma is defined as a wound, serious injury or damage which can be physical or psychological (deeply upsetting and distressing) or a combination of both. Birth-related trauma may affect the baby, the mother and/or the father/partner.  It is estimated that up to one in three mothers experience birth trauma. 

    The Process of Making a Birth Trauma Claim in Hobart

    Often clients do not realise that they have a case until they speak with us.  If you think that your baby, or your family, may be suffering from birth-related trauma Blumers Lawyers Hobart can help you.  Get in touch and we can arrange a time to discuss your situation.  We can do that here in our Hobart Office or at a place where you feel comfortable talking – it’s up to you.

    It costs you nothing to make an enquiry.  If you are not sure that birth trauma has occurred in your case, but you feel that something about your treatment was not right, get in touch with us and we can talk you through the process.

    Birth Trauma Case Studies

    These case studies are real-life examples of birth trauma.  Financial compensation for birth trauma can help you to access appropriate treatment, pay medical expenses and compensate you for pain, suffering and lost earnings.

    Prolonged midwife birth leading to cerebral palsy

    Prolonged midwife birth leading to cerebral palsy

    Jane and Mark’s story is based on a real case of birth trauma which resulted in their child being born with Cerebral Palsy. Their son (Jack) was a big baby and Jane was booked in for a caesarean, however, the midwife insisted on a natural birth. Due to his size and...

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    Australian mum’s emergency after discharge from hospital

    Australian mum’s emergency after discharge from hospital

      An Australian mother has narrowly escaped death after a hospital made the incorrect call to send her home early. The Blumer’s client had a routine birth in an Australian hospital earlier this year, delivering a healthy baby girl. Not long after being discharged...

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does it cost to make a birth trauma claim?

    We understand that you are concerned about what your case may cost.  We do not ask for money up front to pay for expert reports and court fees and you do not need to pay us along the way.  We operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not pay our fees or the amounts we have spent on your behalf unless you win your case.

    If my birth trauma claim is unsuccessful do I still have to pay you?

    No.  If your case is unsuccessful you do not have to pay us.

    How much compensation can I expect to receive for a birth trauma claim?

    Each case is different. We can’t make any estimate on potential compensation payments until we have a lot of information about the nature of your claim, the prospects of success and the effect your injuries have had on your life. That’s why it’s important to take the first step toward compensation and get in touch with us.

    Will I have to go to Court?

    Most claims resolve in conference or at mediation rather than going to court. We start by notifying your claim and issue court proceedings in a timely manner to protect your interests. If the insurer is not prepared to pay what your claim is worth, we will proceed to court.

    Will other people know that I am making a claim?

    The fact that you are a client of ours remains confidential, except for the purposes of dealing with your claim.  This is one of our professional obligations that we take very seriously at Blumers. If your case is one of the few that is heard in court, it will be visible to the public at that point.

    Contact Our Team in Hobart today

    If you think that Blumers Lawyers Hobart can help you, request a free, no-obligation video conference, teleconference or face to face meeting now.  If you prefer, we can come to you.  Call us, email us or book online to discuss your claim.