Birth Injuries from Forceps
What are forcep injuries?
During a difficult delivery doctors may sometimes have to use other methods to help with the baby's arrival. This may also prove necessary during a breach delivery, in which the baby is facing the wrong direction for a typical birthing. In some instances, a doctor may use forceps to help grasp the baby and remove him or her from the birth canal. However, doctors must exercise caution when using forceps. A set of forceps is like a big pair of tongs, used to grasp things. Birth injuries can occur if the doctor applies too much force to the forceps. If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury due to misuse of forceps, contact a lawyer today
The most common result of a forceps injury is nerve and tissue damage. This can be a very serious case, though, and can lead to worse conditions, such as Erb's palsy and shoulder dystocia. These conditions can cause permanent paralysis of an arm and hand, or the child may just have decreased mobility in their arm or hand for the rest of their lives. Some nerve damage may heal on its own, but other instances may require surgery to repair or may not be possible to reverse. The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is comprised of West Virginia personal injury attorneys who are experienced in the area of medical negligence and malpractice. If you believe your infant's injuries or condition was brought about by a doctor or nurse's misuse of forceps, or any other medical mistake, contact the firm today, you may have a viable medical negligence case.
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The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has won countless cases of medical negligence and malpractice for their clients. Individually, the attorneys have won awards and have been recognized as top attorneys in the country. If you believe your infant sustained injuries due to the use of forceps, contact a West Virginia birth injury lawyer today to discuss your case and get started on seeking restitution for your family.