Misuse of Forceps and Extractors
Our Attorneys Explain Your Rights
During the delivery of a baby, doctors sometimes use forceps or vacuum extractors to remove the baby from inside the mother. Forceps are a tong-like device which the doctor uses to guide the baby's head out of the womb. Vacuum extractors work the same way and can help safely facilitate the baby's birth.
Physicians need to be extremely careful when performing such procedures. Otherwise, serious injuries to the newborn baby can occur. Injuries to newborns caused by medical professionals who improperly use forceps or extractors during delivery are one of the most common labor and delivery injuries.
When doctors make mistakes using these medical instruments, the injuries sustained by newborn babies can last a lifetime. That's why it's critical that parents hold reckless doctors and other medical professionals accountable for their actions.
When used correctly, forceps and vacuum extractors can help medical professionals during a vaginal delivery. Unfortunately, mistakes sometimes occur. Injuries caused by forceps or vacuums during delivery include:
- Traumatic brain damage
- Skull fracture
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) - A form of brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation.
When these injuries occur to a baby, the parents can be overwhelmed and confused about what to do next. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.
How We Can Help
When you have our law firm on your side, you can hold medical professionals accountable for their actions. Instead of simply accepting whatever settlement offer they may make, we can help you demand the full compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our experienced Atlanta birth injury lawyers know how the legal system works and what it takes to win. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. In case after case, we consistently secure sizable settlements and verdicts.
This money serves a vital purpose for families with children who sustained a permanent birth injury due to the misuse of forceps and extractors. Your family will likely need additional money for years to come for educational needs, home health care, physical modifications to your home and other, specialized needs. We think long term at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC. We put your needs first. Contact us to find out how we can help you.
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