When the baby is suffering compression because of being positioned wrong in the birth canal, doctors often turn to a vacuum extractor to turn the head and pull the body through the canal. During the extraction process many types of fetal distress injuries can occur, including:
- Skull injuries, traumatic brain injuries
- Shoulder and joint dislocation, fractures
- Facial nerve damage, peripheral nerve damage resulting in cerebral or Erb’s palsy
- Scarring, muscle damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage due to resuscitation errors
If your baby suffered an injury caused by the vacuum extraction process, or resulting fetal distress in a hospital in Oregon or southwestern Washington hospital, talk to a birth injury litigation attorney at Miller & Wagner, today.
Attorney Dave Miller has more than 34 years experience litigating medical negligence laws and has personally handled more birth injury lawsuits than any lawyer in Oregon who represents injured patients. His deep understanding of obstetrics and neo-natal medicine and ability to work effectively with the medical specialists who can comment on the performance of your labor and delivery team can give you a powerful 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.