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Birthing Tools And Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Attorney

Knowing that your baby was injured during the labor and delivery process can be an overwhelming realization. As a parent, all you ever want to do is protect your child, and knowing that something happened during the birthing process or immediately after can make you feel like the people who were supposed to take care of you failed to do their jobs. The truth is, if your child has a birth injury, the people who were supposed to take care of you and your child in the hospital did fail to do their job. That is why it is crucial you seek help from a trusted lawyer as soon as you realize something is wrong so that you can get the help your child needs. 

How do birth injuries occur with tools? 

Some of the most common injuries that happen to babies happen because of the improper use of different tools. 

  1. The Vacuum. It sounds medieval but vacuum tools have been used to successfully bring babies into this world for years. By carefully placing the vacuum device on the crown of the newborn’s head (while they are still inside their mother), a doctor can help to bring the baby out of the birth canal. While this is a great device when used correctly, if a doctor uses it wrong, this can cause trauma and bruising to the baby’s head. If the baby is not heads-down or has not gotten low enough in the birth canal the vacuum device should not be used. 

  2. The Forceps. Another medical device used during birth, forceps help to grip the baby to aid in them coming out of the birth canal. It can cause fractures, damage to the baby’s tissue, bruising, and shoulder dystocia when used improperly. 

When a doctor uses tools to aid in the birth process, it can be an efficient and quick way to get the baby out safely. However, improper use of these tools can result in severe and even life-threatening injuries. You may find that your child needs permanent, round-the-clock care due to a medical error during the labor and delivery process.  

What can I do? 

When you suspect that a medical provider injured your child during birth, do not hesitate to reach out to a lawyer, like a birth injury lawyer from a law firm like David & Philpot, P.L. A birth injury may serve as grounds for a significant medical malpractice case. You deserve to not only have closure and justice regarding your child’s injury but you also deserve compensation. Medical bills can quickly begin piling up and if you are unable to work due to the care you need to give your child, a lawyer can help you learn about what kind of compensation you can fight for. 

One of the first steps will be meeting with a lawyer and bringing evidence you have to show why you believe a birth injury occurred and how it is affecting your life and your child’s life. When you are ready, speak with a compassionate lawyer to learn about your options. 


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Blitz Law Group, LLP is pleased to announce the successful settlement of our client’s case for $3.75 million. This case centered around the medical treatment received by a cherished member of the Far Rockaway community known for his vibrant personality and numerous talents.

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