LET OUR PITTSBURGH BIRTH INJURY LAWYERS FIGHT FOR YOU
Vacuum extractors and forceps are tools that an obstetrician may use to help guide a baby through the birth canal during childbirth. In certain situations, such tools can prove invaluable by addressing a complication or prolonged delivery that could threaten the well-being of both mother and baby. Using vacuum extractors or forceps should be carefully considered based on the situation at hand, however, as there are risks associated with these instruments.
If you had an instrument-assisted delivery and suffered complications as a result, or your child was born with a birth injury, we can help. Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC has been representing families across Pennsylvania since 1984 and can provide the experienced insight you need to make the right choice about your case.
Put a skilled Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer on your side in the fight for justice for your child. Call 800-392-4529 to get started.
INJURIES CAUSED BY VACUUM EXTRACTOR & FORCEPS DELIVERIES
Birthing instruments can perform life-saving measures by helping a doctor quickly deliver a baby who is in distress. They can also help in situations where a mother has been in the late stages of labor and simply cannot progress any further. If they are improperly used or used too forcefully, however, vacuum extractors or forceps can cause serious injuries.
The following injuries can result from instrument-assisted deliveries:
Increased risk of stroke
Brachial plexus injury
Trauma to the mother’s vagina, bladder, or rectum
An obstetrician should closely follow all standards of care when using forceps or a vacuum extractor to aid in the delivery of a baby. Deviations from this standard of care may cause serious harm, and our Pittsburgh birth injury attorneys are here to make sure that negligence is identified and exposed. We know how to hold negligent medical professionals accountable and will pursue financial compensation for your child’s complete, lifelong care.
Contact Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC today at 800-392-4529 to learn more.