Our birth injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. handle medical malpractice cases involving vacuum extractor injuries during delivery. Vacuum extractor 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.
Vacuum extractors are often used during the birthing process to assist the doctor with the safe delivery of the child, especially when the baby is in the breech position or if the baby is a large baby. This instrument must be used properly and safely or there can be significant injury to the baby. Injuries can include brain damage, blindness, and other serious problems.
A vacuum extractor must be used very carefully at the time of delivery due to vulnerability of the skull. Properly trained and skilled physicians regularly use vacuum extractors 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 vacuum extractors 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 vacuum extraction injury, the parents of the child can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. These lawsuits 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 Vacuum Extractor Injury Lawyer
If a doctor improperly causes a vacuum extractor 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 your baby was harmed due to 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!