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Improper Use of Vacuum During Delivery

Improper Use of Vacuum During Delivery

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Vacuum extraction is one method doctors use to help deliver babies during a difficult birth. During a contraction, a doctor will apply a soft or hard cup to the top and back of a baby’s head. These along with suction can be used to help pull the baby through the birth canal. However, this tool and other birth-assisting tools have been used for decades and have been linked to many medical issues. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even warned using a vacuum extractor can unnecessarily risk the infant’s health.

If you or your child were harmed by the improper use of a vacuum during delivery, talk to one of our skilled Weston medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible. Rash Mueller is dedicated to helping the victims of negligence and carelessness seek justice and compensation for their injuries.

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Long-Term Consequences

Vacuum extraction can cause all manner of problems with the infant, even when it is appropriately used. Injuries caused by the vacuum can include the following:

  • Skull fracture
  • Retinal hemorrhage
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Cerebral palsy

If untreated, some of these conditions can lead to paralysis, learning disabilities, and other life-long conditions. Hemorrhages can also lead to death.

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