$20m in Vic payouts for childbirth bungles

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Victorian public hospitals secretly paid a combined $20 million in compensation in 2009 over 25 botched births ...

... the $20 million figure represented almost half of the $41.7 million in medical compensation paid out in 2009.

... some hospitals were more open than they used to be about the mistakes they made, but more transparency was required.

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448