Forceps Injury Lawyers
Was Your Child Injured During Birth?
Forceps are often used during labor and delivery to help position the newborn correctly. When forceps are used incorrectly, though, they can seriously injure the newborn, sometimes permanently.
'Maggio | Thompson, LLP can help you explore your legal options if your child was severely or permanently injured by forceps that a medical provider misused during the delivery. We are proud to be known as highly reliable attorneys with the talents and know-how needed to work on birth injury cases and medical malpractice lawsuits. Let us help you and your family as well.
Injuries Caused by Forceps
When misused, forceps can cause these injuries and more to a child:
- Facial lacerations: If a doctor or nurse uses forceps incorrectly, the metal tips of the medical instrument can cut the child’s face. A deep cut can require stitches and might leave a permanent scar on the child before they are even a week old.
- Scalp damage: Depending on the positioning of the forceps, the instrument can cut the child’s scalp, causing severe bleeding. Medical professionals must react quickly to any scalp damage to avoid complications and other risks.
- Severe infection: In severe cases, forceps can cause a deep laceration to the child’s scalp. If not treated immediately and correctly, the cut can become infected, which will bring a host of other potential issues. Severe infections can cause brain damage, organ failure, high fever, and more.
Can You Sue for Your Child’s Forceps Injury?
Yes, if your child’s forceps injury could have been prevented with more care from the medical team, then you could have a chance to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. The damages you can recover through the claim can pay for all medical treatment costs associated with the injury. You might also be able to recover damages related to your child’s future hardship if they were permanently disfigured in a visible area, such as a large scar on their face. This money would likely be kept in a trust for your child when they become a legal adult, though.
Get Answers About Your Case Today
Don’t sit and wonder if you could do more to pursue justice and compensation for your newborn after a medical practitioner hurt them with forceps at birth. Get the answers you need by calling (601) 265-6869 and speaking with our forceps injury lawyers. We would be happy to discuss the details you need to know about how to file and manage a case. If we can work on your case, then you will be happy to know that we offer contingency fees, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover a settlement or award for you!