Compassionate and Dedicated Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyers Helping Victims and Families of Vacuum Extraction Birth Injury Mistakes
When childbirth doesn’t go smoothly, doctors have an array of tools they can use to assist in the birthing process, including vacuum extraction tools. Vacuum extraction may prove to be critical in expediting childbirth to prevent additional complications from developing due to prolonged labor, but, when used improperly, this helpful tool can itself cause dangerous injuries to the infant. After a birth injury, contact a vacuum extraction birth injury lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP to discuss your legal options.
Vacuum extraction can leave babies with permanent injuries
Some obstetricians turn to vacuum extraction when labor stalls. Stalling may be the result of the baby’s size, the baby being in an awkward position in the birthing canal, the shape of the mother’s pelvis, or any number of other issues. When a physician realizes that the mother and baby need help in completing the birthing process, they have several options available to them, including using forceps, initiating a caesarian delivery (C-section), and using vacuum extraction. The vacuum device uses suction cups that attach to the top and back of the baby’s head to draw the baby out of the birth canal during a contraction.
When poorly administered, vacuum extraction during labor can cause numerous injuries, including:
- Brachial plexus injuries, or shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Skull fractures
- Brain hemorrhages
- Retinal hemorrhages
These injuries each come with potentially permanent consequences in the life of the infant, including paralysis and developmental delays.
Trustworthy, dedicated legal help getting the money you need after a New York birth injury
If your baby suffered vacuum extraction injuries during childbirth, you may be facing expensive medical treatments and costs for rehabilitation or equipment your child may need to use as a result of their injuries. In this case, you may have the right to seek coverage of these costs through a lawsuit for medical malpractice in a New York court. The Hudson Valley birth injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP are professional and seasoned attorneys in the area of birth injuries and other medical mistakes and have the medical knowledge and trial experience you need to win your birth injury claim. Let us represent you in a claim for money damages so that you can dedicate yourself to caring for your family.
Help for Your Family after a Negligent Vacuum Extraction Birth Injury
If you need dedicated, compassionate, and experienced legal representation after a New York birth injury, contact the Hudson Valley medical malpractice birth injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a no-cost consultation on your claim at 845-331-4100 (Kingston) or 845-236-4411 (Marlboro).