Forceps & Vacuum Extractor Injuries in Kansas City

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Understanding Forceps Delivery Injuries and Your Rights

When complications arise during a vaginal delivery, an obstetrician may deem forceps or a vacuum extractor necessary to deliver the baby. Unfortunately, many doctors and nurses do not have experience using vacuum extractors or forceps and can harm your baby.

If your doctor used forceps or a vacuum extractor to deliver your child, and mother or baby suffered harm, we recommend calling our firm immediately! By discussing your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer who is also a medical doctor, you can get a level of insight that will help you determine whether your family has been the victim of medical malpractice. If so, Cullan & Cullan can help you seek justice.

For a free consultation and review, call (816) 253-8606. We are highly experienced in dealing with birth injuries arising from assisted deliveries.

Common Causes and Types of Birth Injuries from Assisted Deliveries

When forceps or vacuum extractors are used unnecessarily or improperly, they may do more harm than good.

Potential causes of assisted delivery injuries may include:

  • Too much suction with a vacuum extractor
  • Too much force placed on forceps
  • Incorrect placement of forceps or extractor
  • Prolonged use of vacuum extractor
  • Use of vacuum or forceps on a large baby that cannot fit safely through the birth canal
  • Use of forceps or vacuum too early in the delivery

Types of injuries from misuse of forceps or vacuum extractors:

  • Subdural hemorrhage or hematoma (bleeding in the area between the surface of the brain and the skull)
  • Cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain tissue)
  • Facial lacerations and nerve damage
  • Skull fracture
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Maternal vaginal lacerations or tears

If your child has an injury and your doctor used forceps or a vacuum extractor, you should contact an attorney who handles birth injury cases for a forensic investigation as to the cause of your child’s injuries. All too often your babies’ injuries could and should have been prevented. Our attorneys are here to help you accomplish this. We can help you seek the financial compensation your child needs now and, if needed, for life.

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