New Mexico Attorneys for Vacuum and Forceps Injuries
If Excessive Force During Labor Harmed Your Baby, Ask Our Lawyers How We Can Help.
Giving birth is never easy for the mother. Labor can take hours, especially if the baby has trouble fitting through the birth canal. The baby, in such a situation, runs the risk of suffering a brain injury—so your doctor may choose to intervene using medical tools.
However, babies are still fragile. These instruments must be used properly and in the right circumstances to be beneficial. Improper use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or other delivery tools can cause serious complications and even permanent, life-threatening injuries.
The New Mexico birth injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm are committed to helping children and families who have suffered as a result of malpractice during instrument-assisted deliveries. If your child was delivered with the help of a vacuum extractor or forceps and suffered birth trauma, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the negligent physician. We can look over your medical records and use your account of the doctor’s actions to determine whether you may be able to file for compensation.
At Bandas Law Firm, no case is too big or small. Call our New Mexico attorneys today at (505) 393-6303 to schedule a free consultation.
The Risks of Using Vacuum Extractors and Forceps
Vacuum extractors and forceps can present serious risks if they are improperly or unnecessarily used. Our New Mexico birth injury attorneys know how to spot wrongful uses of birthing instruments. We want to help you and your baby receive compensation for treatment if your doctor caused any of the following injuries.
Risks of vacuum extractor use during delivery include:
Forceps can cause injuries including:
- Brain damage
- Skull fracture
- Bruising and swelling of the head
- Maternal tears or lacerations
- Bladder or urethra injury to the mother
If you or your baby were injured in one of these ways and you’re not sure exactly how it happened, our team can help investigate the care you received to see if negligence was involved.
We Can Answer Your Questions About Vacuum Extractor and Forceps Injuries
Here are some of the more common questions our team receives. If you still want to know more, reach out to our team to discuss your case.
Can Vacuum Extraction During Birth Cause Brain Injury?
Though rare, vacuum extraction can damage an infant’s brain—if the cup that attaches to the baby’s head is misplaced or too much force is used, they might suffer a skull fracture or intracranial bleeding that damages brain cells.
Why Do Doctors Use Forceps and Vacuum Extractors if They Are Dangerous?
When used correctly, these instruments do not harm the baby and can help speed delivery in cases of fetal distress. Natural, unassisted delivery is not always possible, so these tools were created to help mothers and babies survive labor.
Are There Alternatives to Forceps and Vacuum Extractors?
If your doctor sees signs of a difficult delivery, they can order a C-section rather than trying to assist with a vaginal birth. This is a decision that must be made relatively quickly. If they choose the wrong method, your baby could unfortunately be seriously injured.
Our New Mexico Birth Injury Attorneys Are Here for You
Your initial consultation with a friendly professional at Bandas Law Firm is always free and confidential. More than anything, our team wants you to have a complete understanding of your legal options so you can decide what your next steps will be. If you are looking for kind and honest guidance, reach out to our team to see how we can help. We are dedicated to fighting for families who are facing challenges due to a birth injury.
Call our offices at (505) 393-6303 today to schedule your free consultation. Our New Mexico firm has answers.