Improper Use of Vacuum During Delivery

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Vacuum extraction is one method doctors use to help deliver babies during a difficult birth. During a contraction, a doctor will apply a soft or hard cup to the top and back of a baby’s head. These along with suction can be used to help pull the baby through the birth canal. However, this tool and other birth-assisting tools have been used for decades and have been linked to many medical issues. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even warned using a vacuum extractor can unnecessarily risk the infant’s health.

If you or your child were harmed by the improper use of a vacuum during delivery, talk to one of our skilled Florida medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible. David C. Rash P.A. is dedicated to helping the victims of negligence and carelessness seek justice and compensation for their injuries.

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Long-Term Consequences

Vacuum extraction can cause all manner of problems with the infant, even when it is appropriately used. Injuries caused by the vacuum can include the following:

  • Skull fracture
  • Retinal hemorrhage
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Cerebral palsy

If untreated, some of these conditions can lead to paralysis, learning disabilities, and other life-long conditions. Hemorrhages can also lead to death.

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Vacuum extraction injuries are often preventable. Mothers can request the use of forceps instead of the vacuum or ask the doctor at what stage the baby is at before approving the vacuum’s application. If your child was injured as a result of improper use of the vacuum extractor, you might be entitled to compensation. Call our experienced Florida birth injury attorneys and describe your situation. We can offer you skilled advice regarding your best legal course of action. Our firm has more than 25 years of legal experience to offer your case, and we have recovered billions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.

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