Birth Trauma Lawyer Perth

Our Perth Lawyers are Experienced in Birth Trauma Claims

Birth trauma can result from mistakes made by healthcare professionals during childbirth, and the consequences can be life changing for families.  If your baby or you have suffered birth trauma, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

If Blumers Lawyers Perth believe you have a case for compensation, we will pay all expenses associated with the expert medical reports you will need to prove your case.  This means you won’t have to cover those expenses while your case progresses.


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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What is Birth Trauma?

Birth trauma cases are usually investigated by the Western Australia Department of Health or specific health care providers but, even if the circumstances of your case were not investigated, you may still be entitled to compensation for a traumatic birth.

Birth trauma can be 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 sometimes the mother’s partner.  It is estimated that one in three babies and their mothers experience birth trauma.


The Process of Making a Birth Trauma Claim in Perth

Often clients do not realise that they have a case until they speak with us.  Birth trauma can have significant impacts on your baby, you, and your family.  We often hear of people who ‘just get on with it’ after a traumatic birth and of course you have to continue as best you can, but you can also get some help to do it. Get in touch with Blumers Perth to talk about your birth trauma experience.  We can do that here in our Perth Office or at a place where you feel comfortable talking – it’s up to you as to where and how.

In addition to coming to see us we recommend you visit your general practitioner who may refer you to a specialist such as a paediatrician, gynaecologist, urologist, physiotherapist or mental health specialist. You can also seek support through professional counselling organisations such as the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.

FAQs About Birth Trauma

How do I know if I have a birth trauma claim?

If you feel that you may have experienced birth trauma, Blumers Lawyers Perth can help to navigate the complex field of medical negligence law for you.  We will arrange to meet with you at a time and place that best suits you.  We will listen to your story and advise whether you have a claim.

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.


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 us for our work or for what we have spent 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?

We can’t make any estimate of potential compensation payments until we have a lot of information about the nature of your claim, the prospects of success and the seriousness of your injuries. 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. Other people might become aware of you making a claim if your matter goes to a court hearing.

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.

Contact Our Team in Perth Today

If you think that Blumers Lawyers Perth can help you, request a free, no-obligation video conference, telephone call 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.