Helping Families Of Newborns Who Have Suffered Delivery Trauma
Assisted Delivery Mishaps: Forceps And Vacuum Extractor Injuries
The improper or untimely application of forceps can cause bruising, open wounds, facial paralysis and even skull fractures. Although the use of forceps is rarely used in delivery rooms nowadays, some classically trained obstetricians may still rely on their use, possibly due to misguided habit.
Medical Errors Caused By The Labor-Inducing Drug Pitocin
Pitocin is a synthetic hormone used in hospitals to induce or speed labor along if it is not progressing well. If excessive doses are administered or given over a long time, the drug can cause long, hard and sustained uterine contractions, without normal intervals of relaxation.
The negligent administration of Pitocin by a medical professional can cause hyperstimulation of the uterus, uterine rupture and maternal hemorrhage. Such catastrophic events can cause great injury to the fetus such as:
Contact Our Attorney If Your Child Has Suffered A Form Of Birth Trauma
If your child was seriously injured or died as a result of delivery trauma due to the medical negligence of a doctor or hospital, contact an attorney whose primary focus is medical malpractice. Our attorney at The Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., can answer your questions and help you cope with your sense of loss after the death or injury of an infant from trauma. Please call our Arizona law office at 480-951-3949 or contact us online for additional information. We provide representation to people throughout the greater Phoenix area.