Medical Mistakes that Cause Birth Injuries

Forceps Injuries - For centuries, birthing tools have helped doctors save lives during difficult deliveries. While there’s no denying their benefit when used correctly, the negligent use of tools like forceps can cause devastating injuries. Only a small percentage of babies ever require forceps during delivery, but the number of infants injured by the tool is troubling. Despite the risks associated with forceps, they remain a go-to instrument for doctors under pressure.

Vacuum Extraction Injuries - When labor is not progressing as it should, or when emergency delivery is necessary, doctors turn to life-saving tools to rescue both mother and baby. When used correctly, these tools – like the vacuum extractor – can be invaluable. But when a doctor is negligent in the use of these delivery tools, lifelong injuries can occur. While only about 3 percent of babies are delivered using forceps or vacuum extraction, the risks are significant.

Delayed C-Section - All surgeries carry risks, and C-sections are no different. But when a C-section is delayed, the baby’s life is in jeopardy. If a mother is experiencing prolonged labor due to a large fetal head, for example, it can impact the baby’s blood and oxygen supply.

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