According to statistics, approximately 6 out of 1,000 births in the United States results in mild to severe birth injuries. Some of these birth injures can result in medical malpractice involving forceps injuries that happen during delivery. These injuries can be caused by a medical mistake or negligence by a physician or other medical provider.
Forceps may be used in delivery when there are birth complications that cause the baby or fetus to be in extreme distress, when the mother finds it hard to push, or when the position of the fetus in the birth canal is positioned incorrectly. The misuse of forceps can cause significant injury and harm to the baby or fetus causing nerve damage, brain damage, or even blindness.
Babies are incredible fragile due to the vulnerability of the skull. Physicians must be properly trained to handle forceps, because excessive force can cause damage to the brain. Babies born with forceps injuries often times require a lifetime of special needs and accommodations that make life easier.
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If a doctor or medical provider improperly causes a forceps injury on your baby during delivery, you should contact our Michigan birth injury lawyers immediately at (800) 606-1717. We will obtain all of your medical records and have them reviewed by our medical experts. If our medical team determines that you received improper medical care, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking all damages allowed under Michigan law. We will represent you and your child under our No Fee Promise, which means we charge no legal fees or costs unless we win a settlement.