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Caloundra and Maroochydore Law Firm

Our Caloundra and Maroochydore based lawyers are sensitive to the unique challenges our clients face.

Sunshine Coast Lawyers are licensed in Queensland. In addition, through our statewide network of affiliated Lawyers and law firms we represent individuals and families throughout Queensland in serious injury and wrongful death cases.

 

 

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Birth Injuries

Midwives, like doctors, should inform the patient and her family about the condition of the mother and baby from time to time and about any risks involved. Even when this is done, the patient may not fully comprehend the situation and negligence or ignorance can result in a malformed baby and harm the mother.

Credentials

Midwives are required to meet certain standards to acquire a license. Patients often do not check for proper credentials before retaining the services of midwives. As a result if negligence occurs, not only are you and the baby harmed, you may not even be compensated for your loss because you were careless.

Failure to Asses Risks

Many women, in their eagerness to have a natural birth, retain the services of midwives. The midwives encourage such women to try their best to deliver normally.


 

Backup

Proper backup facilities, including a tie up with a hospital is necessary in midwife assisted deliveries. In case an emergency arises, qualified professionals should be available to handle it. If this is not done, the mother or baby may be harmed.

The following injuries can occur because of negligence during a midwife assisted delivery:

Developmental delays

Cerebral palsy

Brachial plexus injuries

Cephalohematoma birth injuries

Stillbirth/death of the baby

Postpartum hemorrhage

If your baby has any of the above defects, the circumstances of the delivery should be looked into by Personal injury lawyers Parramatta and experts appointed by them so that you can be compensated for your loss.