Incorrect Use of Forceps and Vacuum

Chicago, IL Birth Injury Attorneys Fighting for You

Medical professionals undergo years of training to learn how to safely deliver a baby. Part of that training is learning how to properly use forceps and vacuum extractors to remove a baby from inside the mother.

Such devices can be critical, life-saving tools in an emergency. There are many situations in which doctors use this type of technology to deliver a baby, especially if the baby becomes stuck inside the mother during the delivery.

However, these devices can be dangerous. If doctors or other medical professionals don’t use them properly, severe birth injuries can occur. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced birth injury lawyer on your side. That’s why you need Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices. We can investigate your birth injury and make sure your rights are respected.

Did Your Doctor Make a Mistake?

It is important to note that not every use of forceps and vacuum devices constitutes medical malpractice. Even serious injuries resulting from the use of these devices does not necessarily indicate medical negligence. In fact, there are situations in which the use of this type of technology was the only choice a doctor had.

We have to look deeper to determine whether an instance of child injury is a result of medical malpractice. In conjunction with our medical consultants, we know how to review the medical records and other evidence to determine whether negligence was a factor.

Some of the questions we regularly try to answer during such investigations include:

Common Mistakes and Injuries

Forceps and vacuum extractors used incorrectly can cause serious injuries to newborn children. Some of the most common (and most severe) injuries caused by such devices include:

How Our Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help You

Birth injury cases can be complicated, and that’s because the doctor or other medical professionals who misused the forceps or vacuum will often not admit doing anything wrong. They realize there are often thousands or millions of dollars at stake.
As your law firm, we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to hold health care professionals accountable for their actions. We know how to investigate birth injuries. We know how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court.

Our law firm brings exceptional experience, knowledge, and commitment to protecting victims of birth injuries. We have been serving clients for more than 45 years as a law firm. We have offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and our attorneys serve clients throughout the United States.

Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices – your case matters here. Contact us today at 312-236-4146 for a free case evaluation.