Forceps/Vacuum Assisted Delivery Complications
Labor and delivery can be unpredictable. Birth injuries can sometimes occur despite parents' best efforts. Gynecologists, obstetricians and other healthcare providers involved with the delivery of children can make critical errors that cause serious problems to the mother and her newborn. When medical negligence is involved, it is critical to talk with a lawyer about your legal options.
Some of the most critical errors are made when doctors use tools like forceps or vacuum extraction incorrectly. Usually used when birthing complications make labor and delivery difficult, improper use can result in brain injuries, skull fractures, internal bleeding or other permanent impairments that can change the life of a child forever.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Medical Negligence
At The Donahey Law Firm, with law offices in Columbus and throughout Ohio, we file medical malpractice claims in Ohio courts to hold doctors accountable for the improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction techniques.
Since 1968, our injury attorneys have been representing the parents of infants in lawsuits related to forceps injury and other serious injury. Our approach to medical malpractice litigation has been developed over more than 40 years. Our reputation for success can be attributed to our in-depth experience and thorough preparation in forceps and vacuum assisted delivery injury cases.
We understand that there are many ways that forceps may cause injury to a child. Forceps may be placed on the wrong part of the baby's head. They may also be used at the wrong stage of labor. Vacuum pumps may cause severe swelling to an infant's skull or scalp, leading to permanent injury or death.
Contact a Lawyer at The Donahey Law Firm
If forceps or vacuum pump techniques have led to these kind of injuries for your infant, talk to a lawyer about your options. Call our Ohio law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.