In many cases, the use of obstetric forceps during the delivery process has led to serious birth injuries. Obstetric forceps are sometimes used to grip and rotate the baby while inside the birth canal. However, the outcome can be dire, leaving your child injured as a result.
There is a wide range of potential injuries that a child can suffer from the use of obstetric forceps. Some of these injuries include bruises and lacerations, corneal injury, facial nerve paralysis, skull fractures, spinal cord injuries, brachial palsy and cerebral palsy.
As a parent, you may not know what to do next. You may not have the financial means to pay for the continual care that your child will require. Fortunately, you do have options. You may be able to file a claim and hold the responsible party liable for medical malpractice. An experienced Kentucky birth injury lawyer can help you discover your options and build your case.
If you or someone you know has a child who has suffered a serious birth injury, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorneys at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.