Our Michigan birth injury attorneys handle medical malpractice cases involving forceps injuries during delivery. Forceps birth injuries can result into serious complications for the baby. These injuries can be caused a medical mistake or negligence by a physician or other medical provider.
Child birth complications such as breech position, prolonged labor or large baby delivery may require the use of forceps to deliver the baby safely. The improper use of these instruments can cause significant injury and harm to the baby or fetus, including nerve damage, brain damage, or blindness. Forceps should only be used when the baby appears to be in extreme distress, when the mother finds it hard to push, or when the position of the fetus in the birth canal is not correct.
Forceps must be used very carefully at the time of delivery due to vulnerability of the skull. Properly trained and skilled physicians regularly use forceps without injury or incident to the baby, but there occasions when they are used improperly, such as excessive force, and this causes damage to the brain. Babies injured by forceps at birth can require a lifetime of special needs and accommodations due the forceps injuries.
When a medical mistake occurs and a baby suffers permanent injuries due to a forceps injury, the parents of the child can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. These laws seek compensation for the injuries to the child and also for the significant expenses it will take to care for the child over his or her lifetime. This can include medical expenses, special education expenses, and even necessary housing costs. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will pursue all of these claims in a birth injury lawsuit.
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Contact a Michigan Forceps Injury Lawyer
If a doctor or medical provider improperly causes a forceps injury on your baby during delivery,, you should contact our Michigan birth injury lawyers immediately. We will obtain all of your medical records and have them reviewed by our medical experts. If our medical team determines that you received improper medical care, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking all damages allowed under Michigan law. We will represent you and your child under our No Fee Promise, which means we charge no legal fees or costs unless we win you a settlement. Call now!