Vacuum Extraction as a Cause of Cerebral Palsy
When a delivery room physician helps a mother deliver her child, that doctor may use a special tool known as a vacuum extractor to safely assist with the delivery. This machine attaches to the top of the child’s head and pulls them in the correct direction. While this can be incredibly useful, misuse of the vacuum extractor may cause damage to the child’s brain that could lead to cerebral palsy.
If your child was born with cerebral palsy as a result of negligent medical care, this may be grounds for taking legal action against the responsible physician. For more information about obtaining financial restitution for medical errors that caused your child’s cerebral palsy, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury attorney of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.
Safety Concerns with Vacuum Extraction
A delivery room physician using a vacuum extractor during a delivery needs to be particularly careful when using this device. This is due to the fact that the following errors may cause that child to sustain serious brain damage, which may lead to cerebral palsy:
- The overuse of the vacuum extractor on the child’s head
- A mistake caused by a lack of training or familiarity with the device
- Improper use of the device or failure to use the device carefully
Considering how powerful these extractors can be, doctors should pay special attention to only using these tools when necessary and as recommended. Otherwise, an innocent child may suffer the consequences.
Your family’s financial burdens may be alleviated with financial compensation obtained through a successful cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuit. To learn more about how we may be able to assist you in bringing legal action against the medical professional responsible for your child’s disabilities, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer at the Driscoll Firm, by calling (800) 305-9800 today.