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Findlay Birth Injury Claims

There are times when a mother is delivering her baby, and the birth is not progressing as it should. During this type of problematic labor, a doctor may use medical tools to assist the delivery, especially during instances when the baby’s safety depends on an immediate birth. Sometimes this can harm the infant, and the family can file a Findlay birth injury claim with the help a medical malpractice lawyer.

Forceps Devices

One tool used to assist in delivery is forceps. This tool is used to capture the baby’s head and then help to lead them down the birth canal. Most often this tool is used during the second stage of labor when the mother has been pushing for quite some time, but the baby does not seem to come. This tool can also be used when the mother is unable to push at all.

Forceps are often lifesaving when the baby’s delivery must be immediate, but they also can lead to serious injury for the baby and the mother.

The baby’s risks when delivered with forceps include the following:

  • Nerve injury
  • Facial palsy
  • Bleeding of the head
  • Fractures to the skull
  • Trauma to the eye

Potential Injuries

A mother’s risks are those that are faced during vaginal delivery, but the chances of having the injuries being more serious increase when forceps are used. These injuries include:

  • Severe tears to the vagina
  • Incontinence (urinary and fecal)
  • Anemia
  • Ruptured uterine
  • Weakened muscles and ligaments

Steps to Take if An Injury Occurs

If your baby was seriously injured due to the improper use of forceps during delivery, call our personal injury lawyers. With extensive experience in medical malpractice, our lawyers will help you to receive the proper damages from this unfortunate situation. We also recommend ordering a free copy of The Ultimate Guide to Medical Malpractice in Ohio, containing information regarding Findlay birth injury claims and the different institutions that must be dealt with.