A Tool That Can Cause Trauma

A forceps delivery is a type of assisted birth that is often deemed necessary when there are labor complications such as fetal distress and delayed delivery. Unfortunately, it is a dangerous procedure that, if done incorrectly, can lead to significant injuries.

If you believe your delivery doctor failed to use forceps correctly and caused serious injury to you or your child, speak with the birth injury attorneys at DeLuca & Weizenbaum. Located in Providence, we have extensive experience recovering fair compensation for injured individuals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

When Is A Forceps Injury Considered Medical Malpractice?

There are many forceps delivery risks, including:

Risks to the mother:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infections
  • Anemia
  • Bladder and urethra injuries
  • Uterine rupture
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Risks to the infant:

  • Facial deformations
  • Facial nerve damage
  • Skull fracture
  • Internal bleeding in the skull
  • Brain damage, including risk of cerebral palsy
  • Seizures
  • Death

While forceps delivery is risky, it is often necessary to protect the baby and even the mother. That is why it is not enough to prove that you suffered a forceps injury in order to recover compensation for medical malpractice. You must also be able to show that the injury would not have occurred but for the doctor's actions or inactions and that the doctor did not act appropriately (in accordance with the medical standard of care required of him or her).

We Have The Resources To Uncover The Truth

The birth injury lawyers at DeLuca & Weizenbaum have the resources to find the facts in forceps injury cases, from evaluating the choices made in the birthing room to determining the full extent of your injury/your child's injury. Contact us online or call 401-354-7233 or 888-876-9415 toll free. Our offices are conveniently located near Interstate 95 in Providence. Ample parking is available. We can also travel to your home or hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.

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