Why Does Head Molding (Abnormal Head Shape) Happen?
Normal Versus Negligence-Related
Not all cases of head molding are preventable. In some cases, though, medical negligence may have contributed, especially when risk factors were present such as:
- Assisted delivery (forceps or vacuum extraction)
- Prolonged delivery
- Larger infants (macrosomia) or large fetal head, which can cause the baby to get stuck in the birth canal
- Breech presentation
- Uterine crowding (for example, due to twins or multiples)
- Disproportional shape or size of the mother’s pelvic bones
- Preterm births
- Low amniotic fluid
- VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
- High-risk pregnancies
With proper fetal monitoring, medical professionals can detect problems such as lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain. Sometimes, however, key warning signs go overlooked. An experienced lawyer can help you identify whether negligence was a factor.
Get A Free Consultation With A Compassionate Ally
If your infant suffered from birth injuries, and severe head molding was present, you deserve answers about what went wrong. Contact The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt in the Phoenix area for a free assessment of your legal options.
We know how frightening and devastating it is to watch your newborn suffer — especially when the harm could have been prevented.
Our attorney and staff members can serve as your allies. Driven by a passion for making a difference, our goal is to make your voice heard.