GP found negligent after traumatic delivery

Impaired child has been awarded almost $4 million in damages

A Perth-based GP/obstetrician has been found negligent and in breach of his duty of care after he deviated from accepted practice during a “traumatic” vacuum extraction birth.

newborn feet

The doctor’s negligence caused both the injuries the baby suffered in the birth process and his subsequent developmental and cognitive impairments.

Judge Michael Gething found that Dr Hamza Amira failed to comply with competent professional practice in managing a complex birth and breached his duty of care by:

  • Attempting an instrumental