Birth injuries can arise through vacuum extraction. This procedure is generally used during a difficult delivery and involves the use of a vacuum extractor. The vacuum extractor is attached to the baby’s head and the baby is brought down through the birth canal using suction.
The procedure is generally considered safe; however, birth trauma can result when the vacuum extractor is not used properly. Remember, the use of a vacuum extractor on a newborn means that excessive pressure may be being placed on the child’s skull.
In the case of negligence, the results can be catastrophic. A child can suffer skull damage and brain injury. Other complications include, but are not limited to, cerebral palsy, bruises, fractures and internal bleeding.
If your child is a victim of a birth injury due to the negligence of a doctor, you may be able to hold the physician liable. An experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney can help you build a solid case.
If you or someone you know has a child who has suffered a birth injury, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyers at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.