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Misuse of Forceps and Extractors

Cleveland birth injury lawyer you can trust to fight for your family’s rights

Misuse of forceps, vacuum extractors and other pieces of medical equipment during a baby’s delivery often cause serious birth injuries. An estimated 6 out of 1,000 newborn infants sustain a birth injury caused by misuse of extractors and forceps, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Fortunately, many of those injuries are minor, but some can cause permanent damage. This is why obstetricians and other healthcare professionals undergo years of rigorous training to learn how to properly use forceps and other types of medical equipment when delivering a baby.

Unfortunately, many birth injuries occur due to negligence involving the misuse of medical instruments. When this happens, medical professionals need to be held accountable for their actions. That’s why it’s critical that you contact The Lancione Law Firm right away.

Our law firm puts your best interests first

Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione has a national reputation for successfully resolving complex legal cases involving birth injury malpractice nationwide. He’s familiar with the risk factors that frequently cause serious injuries. He knows exactly what evidence to look for when building a legal case. That’s why he has such a strong track record of success.

In case after case, our law firm consistently secures sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. Overall, we have recovered more than $350 million and counting for our clients, including one of Ohio’s largest malpractice verdicts. Case results matter here.

We also understand your birth injury claim is about more than just money. You want to make sure your child’s injury receives the attention they rightfully deserve. We understand your motivations and we’re here to help. You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with attorney Lancione. He will personally meet with you and listen to you explain exactly what happened in your own words. And if you ever have a question about your case, you can call John directly on his personal cellphone at any time. Your best interests come first here.

What are common injuries?

Injuries caused by forceps, extractors and other medical devices during a baby’s delivery can cover a wide range. Such injuries include:

  • Head injuries, which can result in serious brain injuries.
  • Shoulder injuries, including brachial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia and shoulder fractures.
  • Other broken bones or fractures.
  • Frequent seizures, often due to nerve damage.
  • Cuts to head or face caused by sharp surgical instruments.

These are just some of the injuries caused by forceps, vacuum extractors and other medical devices during a baby’s delivery. Whatever type of injury you’re dealing with, make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Make sure you talk to Cleveland birth injury lawyer John A. Lancione.

Hold medical professionals accountable. Contact us. We can help

The reason why you need a lawyer is simple – most medical professionals don’t admit they did anything wrong. Instead, they often hire an attorney to defend their actions and to deny your birth injury claim.

There’s often a lot of money at stake in such cases. If medical negligence occurred, your family may be entitled to receive thousands of dollars or significantly more for medical bills and other long-term injury-related expenses.

Attorney Lancione can work with you to build the strongest possible legal case. He can then negotiate on your behalf for a settlement offer or file a birth injury lawsuit if necessary. Contact our law firm and discover what we can do for you. Schedule a free consultation with Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or simply call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369.

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