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When a baby is having a difficult time moving through the birth canal, obstetricians or other birthing professionals may use an instrument to help with the process. The first documented use of a vacuum extraction-type device for assisting in delivery goes back to 1705 in Plymouth, England. Today’s more sophisticated vacuum extractors are a far cry from those of more than 300 years ago, but the principle is little changed: a cup is attached to the head of the fetus to create suction, then “traction” is slowly applied.
Under a specific set of circumstances and when used by a physician or medical professional trained in the use of a vacuum extraction device, it can reduce stress on both the infant and mother during difficult deliveries. When used improperly, at the wrong time, by untrained doctors, nurses or midwives, or when it delays a necessary C-section, injuries may occur – and they can be severe.
The Louisville birth injury attorneys at the Franklin Law Group have extensive experience in helping parents and babies in cases of injury, and we have achieved successful outcomes for our clients.
Like forceps deliveries, improperly used vacuum extraction or errors associated with the procedure can cause a number of debilitating injuries, including:
Led by founding attorney, Larry Franklin, our law firm brings extraordinary focus, dedication and skills to helping people throughout Kentucky, who need an advocate in their fight to find justice for their injured children. Brain injuries associated with vacuum extraction errors often require years of medical procedures, therapy, special care to deal with developmental and learning disabilities and more. We leave no stone unturned in building a case that supports your claim, and ensures you receive the best possible compensation.
The birth injury attorneys at the Franklin Law Group are here to help you
Franklin Law Group, PSC
505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40203