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Forceps Injuries

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Sometimes doctors use instruments such as forceps or a vacuum extractor to deliver a baby.  Used in the right way by experienced practitioners, these instruments are safe. However, putting the forceps or vacuum in the wrong place on the baby’s head, squeezing or pulling too hard, or trying to pull the baby out too many times can result in catastrophic injuries such as massive brain bleeding, skull fractures, and injuries to the nerves of the neck, shoulder and arm resulting in paralysis.

A mother can also be severely injured in the pelvic and perineal area by inappropriate use of forceps or vacuum extraction. If you or your baby has been injured during a forceps or vacuum assisted delivery at an Army, Navy or Air Force hospital, please contact us for help.  An experienced military birth injury attorney will help figure out where things went wrong and then get answers and compensation from the military.  Your consultation is free and confidential.  There is no fee ever unless we get a recovery for you.

Military Birth Injury Help Line: 1-877-695-8757.  Calls answered 24/7.

 

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