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