Forceps Injuries Can Have Lasting Effects
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 extractor.
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, we are prepared to put our decades of experience to work for you.
Fetal Distress Lawyers
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 suffered brain injuries during delivery, call the Texas forceps injury attorneys at Davis & Davis at 713-364-0314 or toll-free at 877-202-0835 today for a free consultation.
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