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When you’ve been injured, lodging claims and paperwork only makes things worse. At Carbone Lawyers, we manage the whole process so you can just focus on your recovery.

No Win, No Fee

Our no win, no fee policy means that most personal injury claims have no upfront fees.

The arrival of a new baby is a joyous occasion for any family. However, it is a vulnerable time for both the child and mother, and there is always the risk of complications and medical episodes. We trust our hospitals and medical professionals to provide the best care possible.

In the tragic event that a baby is stillborn or dies soon after birth due to an error or negligence by a hospital or medical professional, the parents and other family members may be able to claim for:

  • Pain, suffering and psychological injury
  • The cost of counselling services
  • Loss of income if the mother, father or other family members cannot work due to stress and other psychological symptoms 
  • Funeral expenses for the baby.

Similarly, if negligent care during labour and childbirth has resulted in permanent physical injury or brain damage to the child, a claim may be made for:

  • Pain and suffering endured by the child
  • The cost of extra care and equipment the child will require in future
  • Future loss of earning capacity.

If you believe you have been the victim of pregnancy malpractice or that your baby has suffered due to negligence, we recommend you speak to a maternity lawyer immediately. Contact the team at Carbone Lawyers, who will help you understand your legal options.

Time Limits on Stillbirth Claims

Claims for psychological injury relating to stillbirth or neonatal death must be made within three years from the date the person became aware of their psychological condition.

Claims for injury to a child due to negligent obstetric or hospital care must be made within three years from the date the injury became apparent.  

We strongly recommend you obtain independent legal advice concerning a limitation period, as each claim differs on its own facts.  Contact the experts at Carbone Lawyers today.