Chicago Improper Delivery Techniques Attorney
During labor and delivery, pregnant patients should be able to rely on their team of healthcare providers to use safe and appropriate techniques for delivering the baby without causing harm to the mother or the newborn. Yet during childbirth, there are many different ways in which a healthcare provider’s negligence can result in serious birth injuries, including the use of improper delivery techniques. A healthcare provider’s improper delivery techniques can range from improper monitoring of the fetal heart rate and other aspects of the baby’s health before delivery to the improper use of delivery devices like forceps. If your baby was born with birth injuries, you should speak with a Chicago improper delivery techniques attorney to find out more about filing a birth injury lawsuit in Illinois.
Common Improper Delivery Techniques in Chicago
Doctors use different delivery techniques to deliver babies, and different types of techniques can be proper and appropriate under the circumstances. However, in some cases, a doctor may use an improper delivery technique or may perform a technique for delivering a baby in a negligent manner. The following are common actions that can lead to improper delivery technique claims in Chicago:
- Negligent use of forceps, leading to a serious birth injury to the baby’s head or nerves;
- Negligent use of a vacuum delivery tool, resulting in brain damage or another type of birth injury;
- Pulling with force and causing an injury to the baby’s nerves;
- Pushing with force to deliver a baby and causing nerve damage;
- Failure to perform a cesarean section (C-section) when the baby’s health is at risk; or
- Negligence while performing a cesarean section (C-section).
Injuries Due to Chicago Improper Delivery Techniques
What types of birth injuries result from improper or negligent delivery techniques? According to Stanford Children’s Health, the following are common types of birth injuries that may result from improper or negligent delivery techniques in Chicago:
- Brachial palsy, or the more specific Erb’s palsy, which occurs when the baby suffers an injury to the brachial plexus;
- Bruising on the face or head due to use of forceps or a vacuum;
- Forcep marks on the baby’s face or head;
- Caput succedaneum, or swelling of the baby’s scalp;
- Cephalohematoma, which is head bleeding;
- Facial paralysis due to damage to the facial nerve;
- Clavicle or collarbone fracture;
- Skull fracture; and
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is a term for the “breakage of small blood vessels in the eyes of a baby.”
If your newborn sustained any of these injuries, you should seek advice from a birth injury attorney in Chicago.
Contact Our Improper Delivery Technique Lawyers in Chicago
Was your baby born with a birth injury after your healthcare provider used improper delivery techniques? You could be eligible to file a claim in order to seek financial compensation to help cover your newborn’s medical care while holding the negligent healthcare provider accountable. An experienced Chicago birth injury lawyer at our firm can evaluate your case for you today and discuss your options for moving forward with a lawsuit. Contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC to learn more.