In the event of a difficult birth or an unusually long period of labor, it may be appropriate to use forceps to assist with the delivery of the child. A difficult birth may be considered one that involves shoulder dystocia or a fetus that is in a breech position. Great care must be taken when using forceps to assist with delivery. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries to both the mother and her child.
Delivery room doctors are specially trained in the use of forceps. Patients should not have to be concerned with their own safety or the safety of the procedure. If you or your child has suffered any type of injury caused by forceps, you may have a claim for damages against the doctor, the hospital and other parties. Be sure that you seek the advice of an experienced birth injury lawyer who understands your rights and can protect them.
At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., we have resolved a broad range of complex birth injury cases for clients across North Carolina. Our extensive experience with these matters allows us to be much more proactive in our investigation of how the injuries occurred and identifying the negligent parties who caused them.
Infants are especially susceptible to injury in these cases and can be at risk of long-term side effects that lead to a lifetime of hardship. Skull fractures, facial and upper body lacerations, brain injuries, facial nerve damage and many other injuries can occur if a forceps birth is not handled correctly. Mothers can also suffer significant injuries, including a variety of lacerations, organ damage and the potential for serious infections.
We understand how devastating it can be when the joy of bringing a new life into the world becomes a nightmare because of a medical professional’s error. Contact our Fayetteville office today for a free case review with an attorney. You can reach us by phone at 910-323-2555 or send us an email to schedule your initial consultation.