Forceps are tools used during some deliveries that, if used incorrectly, could result in serious complications. The use of forceps could potentially result in serious birth injuries and sometimes even death. Generally obstetricians only use forceps when absolutely necessary.
Both the baby and the delivering mother could suffer painful consequences if forceps are used incorrectly. Known forceps related injuries and conditions include: lower genital tract tears,
uterine rupture, eye trauma, skull fracture, seizures and hemorrhaging.
If you or your baby sustained an injury during a birth where forceps were used and you suspect a medical error or medical negligence contributed to the injury or condition, contact us today.