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Obsteric Trauma – The Alarming Epidemic

On 21 June 2023, the NSW Parliament established a Committee to inquire into and report on birth trauma. To date, the committee has received over 4,000 submissions. Although the inquiry will not conduct investigations or reviews of individual cases, the shared experiences will play a crucial role in informing the committee about the challenges and issues many families face due to birth trauma.

For over 35 years, Commins Hendriks has been steadfast in supporting families in the Riverina who have encountered birth trauma. Commins Hendriks Solicitor Director, John Potter, stated, “We’ve not only assisted our clients in obtaining compensation but also in accessing support for the ongoing grief and psychological trauma caused by negligent obstetric care provided by hospitals.”

“We’ve represented families who have endured immense suffering. Mothers who’ve sustained injuries, babies who’ve experienced brain damage, and, in some unfortunate cases, those who haven’t survived. It’s an immensely harrowing experience for families,” he added.

Stacy Moses, the CEO of Commins Hendriks, commented, “In light of the increased inquiries we’re receiving, with numerous individuals seeking information, we’re offering free consultations in September and October at both our Wagga and Griffith offices. We’ve allocated time during which our seasoned solicitors will be on hand to address questions and offer advice on potential next steps for families affected by traumatic childbirth experiences.”

To arrange an appointment, please contact our office at 1800 643 779.