Florida Forcep Injury Attorney
Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most exciting and joyful moments of your life. Unfortunately, injuries occurring during labor and delivery can turn a happy time into a nightmare. In some situations, these injuries are caused by the improper use of forceps during the delivery process.
Forceps are birthing tools that are generally used to help a mother deliver her baby during a difficult birth. When labor isn’t progressing, or the safety of the baby requires an immediate delivery, the obstetrician may use forceps to assist with the delivery. Forceps may also be necessary when the mother has certain medical conditions, or the newborn is facing in the wrong direction (up rather than down). In a forceps delivery, the forceps are placed on each side of the baby’s head to help move the baby through the birth canal. Sometimes health care providers use forceps improperly during the delivery process which can cause serious injuries and trauma to both the baby and the mother.
If you or baby has suffered a forceps related injury, you should seek advice from an experienced Florida forceps injury attorney. The attorneys at The Florida Law Group have helped many families affected by birth and labor injuries. We are dedicated professionals who are committed to helping you recover the financial compensation and support you will need to face the challenges that may lie ahead.
Risks Associated With Using Forceps Deliveries
While forceps are designed to help during a difficult birthing process, both newborns and their mothers are at risk for serious injuries in a forceps delivery.
Common injuries and risks to the newborn may include:
- Injuries to the face, including facial palsy
- Trauma to the eyes
- Nerve damage
- Skull fractures
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury
- Erbs palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Swelling or bleeding in the skull
- Physical disfigurement
- Developmental delays
Injuries and risks to mother include:
- Injuries to the urethra or bladder
- Vaginal or rectal laceration
- Vaginal or rectal hemorrhage
- Cervical or perineal injuries
- Postnatal incontinence
- Internal bleeding which can result in anemia
- Pelvic organ prolapses
Let a Florida Forcep Injury Attorney Help If You or Your Child Sustained Injuries During Delivery
If you or your child suffered an injury during a forceps delivery the medical malpractice lawyers at The Florida Law Group can help. We are accomplished and respected professionals who have over a century of collective experience handling serious injury cases. When you work with us you can be confident that our team knows the law and the legal system, and we will do everything in our power to achieve a winning outcome in your case. We put our clients’ first and we are prepared to go above and beyond to make certain that you and your family get the financial compensation you need to confront the challenges you are facing today and into the future.
The Florida Law Group offers free consultations in birth injury cases. Call our law offices today to schedule an appointment with a Florida forceps injury attorney at our firm. 833-352-5297.