There is nothing worse than a child or their mother sustaining a serious injury during birth. One of the most common types of birth injuries is associated with errors made with forceps and vacuum extractors. Our firm has decades of experience representing children and their parents who’ve sustained significant birth injuries, and we are here to put that experience to work for you. Contact a Houston, Texas forceps injuries lawyer from Davis & Davis today to schedule your free initial consultation with our competent and compassionate legal team.
Forceps Injuries Lawyer in Houston, Texas | Here to Help You
Even with meticulous preparation and planning, problems can arise during labor and delivery. Labor may be prolonged and a mother may be exhausted. A baby’s position, too, may prevent normal delivery. In addition, there may be heart rate or oxygen issues that necessitate a fast and efficient delivery. The two tools to assist are typically the forceps and vacuum extractors.
These tools must be used with the utmost care and precision. Failure to do so can result in head trauma, cerebral palsy, hematoma or other brain injuries.
In the case of forceps, they must be placed correctly on each side of the baby’s head near the ears and cheeks. With each contraction, the doctor guides the baby’s head downward, out of the birth canal. When used properly, an infant can be delivered normally. If incorrectly used, however, the damage can be permanent.
If your baby has been injured due to incorrect forceps usage, you can depend on a Houston, Texas birth injury lawyer from our firm to fight for you.
Common Injuries Associated With Forceps Errors
In our decades of work, we have dealt with too many of these tragedies. We believe it is our duty to do everything to stop them while compensating those injured. We are prepared to work on cases where incorrect forceps tong placement has resulted in:
- Brain bleeds and hemorrhages
- Facial bone distortions
- Shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy
- Brain swelling
- Brain damage
If your child has sustained any of these injuries, you can count on us to fight for you.
Contact Our Firm Today
If your child suffered brain injuries during delivery, contact a Houston, Texas forceps injuries lawyer at Davis & Davis today for a free consultation. We are on your side, and we will be through each step of the process. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.