Vacuum Extraction Birth Injuries

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During assisted vaginal birth, a doctor may recommend using a vacuum extractor to aid in the delivery. Doctors sometimes recommend this practice when the mother becomes exhausted or the child’s heart rate causes concern. If a vacuum is used during delivery, a rounded suction cup is placed upon the baby’s head. The mother pushes while the practitioner pulls the baby’s head with use of the vacuum.

Improper Vacuum Use Can Lead to Trauma and Brain Damage

The FDA has approved vacuum delivery under careful and limited circumstances. If the operator does not follow careful guidelines, it can lead to serious and permanent brain damage.

The child’s head needs to be low enough in the mother’s birth canal in order to safely use a vacuum. Our firm has assisted parents in taking legal action against medical professionals who used a vacuum during delivery when the child was not appropriately positioned.

The improper use of vacuums can cause various trauma-related injuries such as:

  • Cerebral contusions
  • Tearing and stretching of brain tissue and blood vessels
  • Cerebral compression
  • Cerebral bleeds
  • Seizures
  • Motor and mental deficits
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain damage

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Was your child’s birth injury caused by the negligence of a doctor? If your child sustained a birth injury because a doctor carelessly used a vacuum extractor during delivery, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm has helped clients like you recover hundreds of millions of dollars in financial compensation for children harmed by birth injuries.

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