Forceps: Friend or Foe?
The use of forceps during birth is a common practice among difficult deliveries. Unfortunately, it can often result in injury to an infant, mother, or both. Injuries to an infant can include brain damage, nerve injuries, fractures, and eye injuries, while maternal injuries can include pelvic damage and severe lacerations.1,2,3 In many instances such injuries are due to medical malpractice negligence.
In some cases, a medical malpractice negligence birth injury due to improper forceps use may improve or resolve over time with appropriate care. In other cases, such medical malpractice negligence birth injuries may be long-term or permanent and cause substantial damage or deficits. This is of particular concern in cases of infant brain damage due to improper forceps use. Parents whose infants are victims of long-term and permanent medical malpractice birth injuries in particular often seek professional legal help in order to secure fair compensation to meet the needs of their babies — and help ensure justice. A wide array of needs, including medications, medical equipment, and professional medical services must be calculated into a legal settlement, including cost increases, in cases involving medical malpractice negligence birth injury injuries.
Forceps-related medical malpractice negligence birth injury errors may be made by doctors, medical specialists, midwives, or other birthing center staff. It is possible for one or more individuals or entities to be liable for provable medical malpractice negligence birth injuries related to forceps use.
Record-breaking South Florida Birth Injury Lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esquire and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s continual goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of provable medical malpractice negligence birth injuries, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes cases involving provable forceps related birth injuries.
The firm handles a wide range of detailed cases, including those involving medical malpractice negligence birth injuries, general medical malpractice, negligent security, and any other acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For more information regarding a medical malpractice negligence birth injury case, including those involving forceps-related birth injuries, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.