There are occasions during child birth, such as in the event of prolonged labor, where forceps are required to safely deliver a baby. Forceps are often used when the baby is in distress, when the mother is having difficulty pushing or when the positioning of the baby in the birth canal is incorrect. If forceps are not used properly, they may result in serious birth injuries, including nerve or brain damage.
At The Colleran Firm, we represent mothers and babies who have been injured from the improper use of forceps. We are experienced with the complexities of medical malpractice injury and wrongful death claims. Speak with one of our lawyers to learn how we may be able to assist your family. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia labor and delivery negligence attorney, please call 267-908-7651 or 877-341-5260, or contact us online.
Seeking Adequate Compensation for Your Family After a Birth Injury
When an infant goes too long without oxygen, it can result in severe and permanent brain damage. A forceps delivery can prevent a baby from becoming severely hypoxic, or may protect the head because of improper positioning. Due to the vulnerability of a baby's skull, it is critical that the doctor takes the necessary steps to shelter the head and not exert too much force to cause brain damage. Facial nerve damage and cerebral palsy may result from birth injuries from forceps.
Babies are not the only ones at risk during the use of forceps during birth. Birth mothers may also face increased risks for lacerations, urinary tract infections and other injuries.
These injuries from forceps can be catastrophic, leaving the family with enormous medical bills, the need for long-term care and many other concerns.
Contact a Pennsylvania Birth Injuries Attorney
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