Forceps and vacuum extraction devices are useful and necessary instruments that can help doctors deliver babies who are stuck in the birth canal due to being oversized, or in a breech position, or in other labor and delivery complications.
Misuse of forceps (forceps delivery malpractice) or improper utilization of vacuum extraction devices, however, may result in birth injuries including shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, brain damage, transsection spinal cord damage, or cerebral palsy.
Schedule a consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer at the law offices of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, to discuss possible misuse of forceps which caused trauma such as a skull crush or a subdural hematoma. A baby suffering the consequences of these or other types of birth trauma may face a lifetime suffering the effects of their disability and may need personal care attendants, physical and mental therapy, and special accommodations.
Qualified maternity health care professionals are responsible for guarding the well-being of babies when mothers give birth under their care. Proper care of mothers and babies during labor and delivery means following accepted standards of care-not going against such expectations. When doctors delivering babies do not meet the accepted standards of care, and a baby is injured as a result, concerned parents should discuss the possibility of forceps delivery malpractice with a knowledgeable lawyer.
Lancione & Lancione, PLL is a well-established Ohio birth injury law firm with years of experience representing babies and their families after birth trauma has resulted in cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, stillbirth, or any other.
Contact us, forceps delivery malpractice attorneys, to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when birth trauma results in disabilities such as cerebral palsy.