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Kentucky Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum Extractions

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It takes a great deal of planning and preparation to get ready for a newborn. However, what you might not be prepared for is a major birth injury.

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.
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