Was Your Child Injured Due Improper Use Of Tools You May Be Entitled To Compensation

Vacuum & Forceps Injuries

Was Your Child Injured? Call a New Mexico Birth Injury Lawyer.

Ideally, a mother will be able to deliver her baby by pushing alone, along with some gentle manipulation by the attending doctor to help the baby make it safely through the birth canal. This does not always occur, unfortunately, and doctors may rely upon medical tools to assist in delivery. These instruments must be used properly and in the right circumstances to be beneficial. Improper use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or other delivery tools can cause serious complications and even permanent, life-threatening injuries.

The New Mexico birth injury lawyers at Tom Rhodes Law Firm are committed to helping children who have suffered as a result of malpractice during instrument-assisted deliveries. If your child was delivered with the help of a vacuum extractor or forceps and suffered birth trauma, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the negligent physician. We can look over your medical records and can talk to you about what happened to determine how to proceed with your case.


Contact our team at (505) 544-4088 for a free, confidential review of your case.


Risk Factors Associated with Vacuum Extractors & Forceps

Vacuum extractors and forceps can present serious risks if they are improperly used or are used when they are not actually required. Our New Mexico birth injury attorneys know what signs to look for in improper use of birthing instruments and are committed to helping injured children get the medical care and ongoing treatment they need.

Some risk factors associated with vacuum extractor deliveries include:

Some risks associated with forceps deliveries may include:

  • Cephalohematoma
  • Brain damage
  • Skull fracture
  • Seizures
  • Bruising and swelling of the head
  • Maternal tears or lacerations
  • Bladder or urethra injury to the mother

Our New Mexico Birth Injury Attorneys Are Here for You

Your initial consultation with a friendly professional at Tom Rhodes Law Firm is free and confidential. If you would like experienced insight during this difficult time from someone who actually cares, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help.


Call our offices at (505) 544-4088 today.


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