Forceps Birth

Childbirth can be a very emotional and very painful experience. Emotions are already heightened when anticipating the birth, but the worry of having a healthy baby is even greater! A traumatic birth that involves forceps use that results in injury or death of a newborn can cause emotional and psychological damage to the mother. This impact is enormous. The lack of control over the situation and the knowledge that the doctor has your baby’s life and well being in their hands leaves questions when it comes to birth injuries. Contact a defect lawyer regarding your child's birth defect if problems occurred due to a forceps delivery.

A birth defect can occur during forceps birth or from use of a vacuum extraction delivery. Contact a Birth Defect Lawyer for legal advice on birth trauma cases.

This type of birth is used as a method of delivery in the following circumstances:

  • Baby’s head does not descend
  • Epidural complications
  • Exhausted mother
  • Breech birth

The pressure from a birth using the forceps can conflict enough force to cause a corneal injury and cranial depression. The twin steel blades (forceps) in the delivery may leave a severe occipital depression during forceps birth. These injuries are caused when the physician places the forceps around the baby’s head, locks the blades in place and forces the mother to bear down as the doctor pull the baby’s head out followed by the body. A defect lawyer can assist you if your doctor caused a defect or injury to your baby.
This method of delivery may cause contralateral skull depression and is easily diagnosed as forceps induced corneal decompensation. The alternative to this type of birth is vacuum extraction. The vacuum suction cup from the pump leaves bruising and possible internal skull bleeding. A lawyer can help if these alternatives resulted in your baby's birth defect. Locate a defect lawyer in your area today.
A birth defect can occur during forceps birth or from use of a vacuum extraction delivery. Contact a Birth Defect Lawyer for legal advice on birth trauma cases.

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