Improper delivery technique can cause delivery trauma that results in serious birth injuries or death of the unborn baby. The attorneys at The Becker Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio have extensive experience representing families in cases involving improper delivery technique. Together, we have more than 70 years of legal experience. We have the skills and experience required to achieve a positive outcome in challenging birth injury claims.
Our lawyers understand how improper delivery techniques lead to injuries. Based on our knowledge and years of experience, we are able to review the medical records and determine whether the injuries were caused by negligence.
Contact our Ohio birth injury attorneys at (440) 252-4399 and request a free consultation today.
What Is Improper Delivery Technique?
Improper delivery technique can mean many things, including:
- Improper use of a vacuum extractor
- Improper forceps delivery
- Failure to schedule cesarean section to avoid shoulder dystocia
- Failure to correctly perform maneuvers to relieve shoulder dystocia
- Applying too much force to the baby’s head, neck or shoulders
Cases of improper delivery technique often involve inexperienced midwives or family doctors who are in over their heads and do not seek the assistance of an experienced obstetrician in a difficult birth situation.
Although obstetricians have more experience and training incorrectly handling high-risk deliveries and responding to emergency situations, they make mistakes, too. Only a careful review of the circumstances can determine if negligence was responsible for a child’s birth injuries.
Common Birth Injury Mistakes
Doctors and other healthcare providers are entrusted with the safety of their patients, and there is no time that this is truer than during labor and delivery of a child. Expectant parents must rely on the education and experience of their medical team, whether it is a garden variety delivery or one besieged by complications. The family has a right to expect that their medical team will follow the best guidelines of medical care. The last few moments in a delivery can be especially hazardous.
There are several types of medical malpractice mistakes that we see over and over again, including:
- Failure to manage shoulder dystocia
- Failure to properly use forceps
- Failure to properly use a vacuum extractor
Injuries Caused By Improper Delivery Techniques
Some of the injuries caused by improper delivery techniques include: