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Forceps Injuries

About the Firm Portland Medical Malpractice Attorneys 866.785.6625 Miller & Wagner, LLP handles medical malpractice cases. If you need representation, contact the firm in Portland, Oregon.

Oregon and Southwestern Washington Birth Injuries Attorneys

During difficult births when the baby is undergoing fetal distress caused by shoulder dystocia or improper positioning in the birth canal, doctors are often required to use extraction methods using medical instruments such as forceps and vacuum extractors to prevent permanent nerve and brain damage. Forceps are made of metal and include rounded cups on the end of two tongs, much like large salad tongs. Although the baby remains under intensive monitoring throughout the extraction, and doctors are trained to use the devices in a way that is safe for mother and baby, serious injuries to the head, shoulders, neck and face of the baby often result. The most serious types of forceps injuries can result in fractures and serious nerve damage to the baby's face. In cases of severe peripheral nerve damage to nerve bundles outside of the spinal column, cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy may be the end result.

If your baby suffered nerve damage or other injuries caused by forceps during an extraction birth in an Oregon or southwestern Washington hospital, talk to a birth injury litigation attorney at Miller & Wagner, LLP, today.

Here are some examples of the birth injuries most likely to result from professional negligence or inappropriate response to fetal distress:

A Team of Professionals Fighting for Your Baby's Rights

Our team has decades of combined personal injury trial experience in all areas of birth injury litigation. Our reputation for integrity means that we have the opportunity to work effectively with the medical specialists who can comment on the performance of your primary care physician and the medical professionals responsible for the safe delivery of your baby. Our reputation for excellence gives you the advantage in establishing malpractice liability and recovering the damages you need for the extra support and treatment your child will require for years to come.

We also have a satellite office available in Eugene for our clients' convenience.

Call our lawyers with questions about your legal options for recovering money damages for your baby's forceps injuries. From our offices in Portland and Eugene, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. Contact us to arrange a no-cost case evaluation today.

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