Medical malpractice is an area of the law that covers just about everything from misdiagnosis to birth injuries. Birth injuries may also include the improper use of forceps to assist in the birthing process. While they are supposed to help ease the child into the world and help in preventing oxygen deprivation and helping babies that are not positioned the right way in the birth canal, if used the wrong way, may cause injuries like Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy, reported the New York Birth Injury Lawyer.
Typically, forceps have two cups that are rounded at each end. These are placed in such a way to encircle the baby’s head. They can certainly save an infant’s life, but one wrong move and the baby may sustain serious, life long, permanent damage. Aside from cerebral palsy, improperly used forceps in birthing may also result in head trauma and brain injury. Another typical birth injury is nerve damage to the side of the baby’s face. Hospitals in The Bronx and Brooklyn take steps to avoid this problem.
It’s true, forceps delivery does have some inherent risks in it. Nonetheless, the team in the delivery room with the mother is expected to live up to a certain accepted medical standard of care during the birth. If the team doesn’t meet that level of care and the outcome of the birthing process is injury to the child, the parents may well have reason to file a medical malpractice birth injury lawsuit.
Any lawsuit such as this would, generally speaking, allow the parents to seek damages for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages that a New York Birth Injury Lawyer would explain to you when you book your first free compensation.
If you don’t know if you have a medical malpractice case, don’t let this stop you from contacting a skilled New York Birth Injury Attorney. They will help you fill out a case assessment form and outline the things you need to know to file a med mal birth injury case. If you want aggressive and superior legal representation, then make your first call to a New York Birth Injury Attorney. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in N York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.