Forceps Labor Injury and Pregnancy Attorneys Serving Families Harmed by Medical Malpractice Obstetricians have a number of tools to help when there are difficulties in labor and delivery. Among these tools are the vacuum extractor and the forceps. When using the vacuum extractor, the obstetrician places a suction cup on the child’s head and attempts to use the force of the suction to deliver the child. In a forceps delivery, the obstetrician places forceps, metal tong-like devices, around the child’s head. The obstetrician then attempts to pull the child from the birth canal. Forceps deliveries are less common today than in previous generations, and with good reason. The negligent use of forceps has been shown to cause brain damage, cerebral palsy, and a host of other problems. Further, forceps delivery can be especially traumatic to the mother.If you or your child was harmed in a forceps delivery during childbirth, it may have been a result of medical malpractice. These Birth injuries can forever change the path of your or your child’s life. A knowledgeable malpractice lawyer can help you recover the compensation that you or your child will need.
We are the Birth injuries of Dankner Milstein, P.C. Our law firm helps families who have been harmed by every type of negligence in labor or delivery. From offices in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, we have helped numerous families in these areas and beyond.
Our law firm will conduct a comprehensive examination of the evidence to find out what went wrong and what your obstetrician should have done differently. We will work closely with recognized medical experts to prove how the doctor was at fault. At the same time we will work closely with you and economic experts to determine the full extent of your or your child’s financial damages.