Did your child suffer a birth injury caused by a prolonged and difficult delivery or delayed cesarean section? If your child suffered a preventable birth injury due to a doctor’s negligence or […]
The use of tools to assist in childbirth has become quite common with “difficult” deliveries. Even though they can be beneficial when used appropriately, a staggering percentage of birth injuries are connected to the improper use of assisted delivery tools such as forceps.
A pair of obstetric forceps closely resembles large salad tongs, and is used to assist in difficult deliveries. The forceps are usually placed around the head of the infant to guide the child’s body during the delivery process. The majority of physicians agree that there is sometimes a risk of a birth injury with a forceps delivery, but this often only occurs when the procedure is performed incorrectly.
The most common reason a physician might resort to the use of forceps is when the mother is not able to deliver the baby by herself. There are a number of reasons this can happen:
Additionally, an OBGYN may elect to use forceps in the case of a breech birth or a problematic reading on the fetal monitor.
Forceps delivery presents risks for the mother as well as the baby. Some of the potential risks to the infant include:
Risks to the mother can include:
Even if the health care provider does an episiotomy, there is a risk of postpartum bleeding and infection.
It’s important to take a forceps delivery seriously. You need to be certain to have your baby’s brain evaluated for a number of related birth injuries that could possibly lead to serious health issues such as:
If your child has suffered injuries due to a forceps delivery in Dallas (or anywhere in Texas), our firm can help you seek compensation from those responsible. To speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today, fill out the contact form on this page or call our office (toll-free) at (214) 651-6100.
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