Wrongful Use Of Forceps And Vacuum

While many births involving forceps or vacuum devices result without any issues, many do not. There are many emergency situations in which doctors should use this type of technology to deliver a baby. However, these devices are dangerous and in far too many cases, doctors' use of forceps in delivery cause injury and wrongful death to the child and the mother.

Do not wait. If forceps or a vacuum device was used at delivery and your child shows symptoms of cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or brain damage, take action immediately. If you wait too long, valuable evidence could be lost or you could lose the opportunity to bring a claim. Talk with one of our lawyers as soon as possible.

At Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, we bring exceptional experience, knowledge and commitment to protecting victims of birth injuries. We have been serving clients for more than 40 years as a law firm, we have offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and our attorneys serve clients throughout the United States.

Determining Medical Malpractice In Forceps And Vacuum Birth Injury Cases

It is important to note that not every use of forceps and vacuum devices is malpractice. Even serious injuries resulting from the use of these devices does not necessarily indicate medical negligence. In fact, there are situations in which the use of this type of technology is the only choice a doctor has.

We have to look deeper to determine whether an instance of child injury is a result of medical malpractice. In conjunction with our legal nurse consultant Margaret Oberts, our lawyers know how to review the medical records and other evidence to determine whether negligence was a factor.

  • Should the doctor have used this technology at all? While some situations suggest the use of forceps or vacuum devices, other cases are more or less serious and suggest either a c-section or other procedures.
  • Should the doctor have used this technology earlier? In some cases, doctors wait too long to use forceps or vacuum devices, and by the time they do use them, it is too late.
  • Did the doctor use the technology incorrectly? There are correct and incorrect ways to use these devices. Our legal team can explore the medical records, witness testimony and other evidence to determine whether malpractice was a factor.

Let our legal team help you determine whether your child's injuries were caused by malpractice or negligence.

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