Holding Medical Professionals Accountable For Forceps Injuries
Doctors Are Bound To Follow Strict Medical Protocols
Before a physician can even attempt to extricate a baby from the womb using forceps, he or she must be certain that the mother’s cervix is effaced (thinned out) and dilated.
Safety protocol also requires that a mother’s “bag of water” is ruptured and the baby’s head is “engaged” into the proper position within the birth canal.
A doctor who fails to follow proper medical protocol when delivering a child may be held liable for medical malpractice.
Injuries Caused By Forceps
Misapplication or misuse of forceps during an assisted delivery can cause injuries to a baby, including:
- Discoloration, bruising and marks on the child’s face and neck
- Minor cuts and open wounds
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Facial paralysis due to nerve damage
- Skull fractures
- Brain injury
Contact Our Arizona Law Office If Your Child Has Suffered A Birth Injury
If you think your doctor has been negligent and your child is a victim of a forceps-related birth injury caused by medical error, call a lawyer at The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C. at 480-951-3949 or contact us online. Our birth injury and trial lawyer works on a contingency basis. You have no obligation to pay us legal fees unless we settle your case or win a jury award on your behalf. From our offices in Scottsdale, we provide legal representation to people throughout the greater Phoenix area.