Vacuum Extraction Injuries
Did Your Doctor’s Reckless Actions Cause Serious Damage?
Prolonged and difficult labor can be a painful and potentially dangerous situation for both mother and child. One of the most commonly used tools to help speed up the process is a vacuum extractor. While this tool can be incredibly useful when applied correctly, there is considerable danger when it is used recklessly or incorrectly. In these cases, the child could suffer serious and permanent damage including cerebral palsy, Klumpke’s paralysis, brain hemorrhages, and more.
Call our firm at (919) 335-7005 to speak with an experienced Raleigh birth injury lawyer today.
At Edwards Kirby, we know just how devastating a serious birth injury can be to the health and future of your child. When that injury is caused by a medical professional’s negligence or reckless actions, you deserve the chance to fight for and secure the compensation you need to cover any medical expenses, as well as any future costs that will come up as you care for your child. Contact us today to speak with one of our Raleigh birth injury lawyers and begin planning out the next steps you need to take.
Common Symptoms of Injuries Caused by Vacuum Extractors
Injuries caused by vacuum extractors, like those listed above, can have serious long-term effects on the health of your child. Some of the common symptoms that can indicate serious damage include:
- Weak or limp arm/arms
- A cramping hand
The dangers of vacuum extractors have been common knowledge in the medical world for decades, dating back to a 1998 report published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This report stated that,
“While no instrumented delivery is risk free, we are concerned that some health care professionals who use vacuum assisted delivery devices, or those who care for these infants following delivery, may not be aware that the device may produce life-threatening complications. We are also concerned that if health care professionals responsible for the care of neonates are not alerted when a vacuum assisted delivery device has been used on a particular infant, they may not adequately monitor for the signs and symptoms of device-related injuries.”
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Our Raleigh birth injury attorneys at Edwards Kirby have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of those in need, and through our efforts we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If your child was seriously injured because a medical professional failed to properly use a vacuum extractor, send us the details of your case through our online form and a member of our firm will reach out to you as soon as possible, or call us at (919) 335-7005 to speak with one of our attorneys over the phone today.