When a delivery becomes difficult, your doctor may use forceps or a vacuum extraction delivery tool to assist in the delivery of the baby through the birth canal. Unfortunately, many injuries to the newborn are caused in this manner, including infant brain injuries and other impairments. When faced with the tragic consequences of this delivery error, your doctor must be held accountable for the improper use of these delivery tools.
By consulting with an experienced Iowa medical malpractice attorney from McGuire Law, PLC, you can rest assured our firm will do our utmost to provide you with strong and aggressive representation for your loss. In addition to cases involving birth injuries, our law firm also handles many other types of medical malpractice cases.
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Forceps are large clamps that are used to turn the baby into a proper direction during delivery. Forceps often cause injury when they are placed on the wrong part of the baby’s head or if used at the wrong stage of labor. If your treating doctor used them incorrectly due to inexperience or carelessness, this can cause severe injuries. Babies may experience skull fractures, brain injury, fractures internal bleeding and blood loss.
Vacuum extractors use a soft plastic cap to suction the baby during each contraction, in order to help move it along the birth canal. Unfortunately, they are known for causing a wide range of problems when used incorrectly. These include severe swelling of the scalp and bleeding between the skull and the scalp that can lead to permanent brain damage and death.
At the McGuire Law, PLC, we understand how significantly a forceps or vacuum injury can affect both parents and your newborn. The injuries your child sustains could lead to extensive medical care being required, possibly lifelong care as well. To assist you in recovering your medical costs, future care and for the emotional pain and trauma you and your family have had to endure, our legal team will provide a strong and aggressive case for recovery of your damages.
Attorney James P. McGuire has been helping parents throughout Iowa for decades and can provide you with trusted and dedicated legal counsel. He serves Mason City and other communities throughout the state.
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