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Forceps Birth Delivery Error Malpractices

Injuries at birth are not atypical, and the majority of sustained injuries within the delivery duration can be minor; they can even be treated easily with proper care and monitoring.

Forceps birth delivery can increase any risk of complications and trauma; only if there is an extended labor or fetal distress, should the delivery be administered.

Physicians and nurses attending may be held liable for forceps birth delivery error malpractices. This can be the result of negligence during a forceps delivery, which can result in a birth injury, if the sustained injury is determined to have been preventable.

Birth injury medical malpractice attorneys are normally dedicated to hold liable negligent medical professionals in forceps birth delivery error malpractices. Attorneys of skill and expertise can ensure families of those who sustained extensive consequences from the injuries do not continue to endure any more financial burdens.

Mothers Risk Their Lives during Forceps Deliveries

Forceps delivery may result in harm to mothers, as well as their children; typical injuries to the mother which occur entail the following:

Difficulty and urinating, swelling and pain, infections, and incontinence, as a result of damage to the lower urinary tract;


The delivery resulted in the baby being pushed through the uterus into the abdominal cavity of the mother, otherwise known as uterine rupture, which can pose a catastrophic risk to her chance to live;

Internal bleeding due to anemia; and pelvic organ prolapse, as a result of pelvic muscles weakening, which are not able to hold in place the pelvic organs.

During a forceps delivery, for many complications the newborn is at risk. He or she may have sustained trauma prior to the order of the procedure.

Normally, the reason a physician will order forceps delivery is because of fetal distress. It is usually the last option selected prior to an emergency cesarean.

The most typical sustained injuries to infants within a forceps delivery duration entails the following:

Facial injuries which fluctuate in severity. The facial muscles may suffer from paralysis, in some cases, referred to as facial palsy;

Skull fracturing which can result in a number of complications, such as cerebral palsy, damage to the brain, internal bleeding, or death;

Inside the skull, internal bleeding or swelling may be present even when a fracture doesn’t exist; and to the brain, seizures can be caused by trauma.

Forceps birth delivery error malpractices can be quite a challenge, and have a success rate that is lower than other cases related to personal injury.

It is crucial to compile a number of details regarding the care provided via the delivery, if your child sustained injuries during birth, and contact an attorney immediately regarding legal options.

Birth injury medical malpractice attorneys can investigate and evaluate the details regarding your case.

Many attorneys have the experience to deal with law cases of birth injury from connecting with medical experts who can support any claim and testimony provided to prove deviation from professional standard of care.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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