Why New York Vacuum Assisted Births May be Risky

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Any time a birth has to be assisted - whether with drugs, instruments or surgery - there are potential risks to the mother and child. Vacuum assisted deliveries are no exception. Generally, there are two reasons why vacuum assisted births are risky:*
  • A procedure related risk due to the physics of the vacuum itself. This risk is independent of the doctor performing the procedure and occurs because of the way the vacuum attaches to the infant's head.
  • The way the doctor performs the procedure. Vacuum procedures are safest when they are done according to well-established guidelines and protocols. For example, if a doctor applies too much pressure during the procedure or uses the vacuum for too long, then a serious birth injury may result.

If you, or your child, have been hurt in a vacuum assisted birth then you may have the right to recover damages. Generally, you may be able to recover damages if doctor performing the procedure failed to exercise reasonable care in performing the procedure and you, or your child, were injured as a result.

An experienced New York birth injury attorney can review your case and assess whether you may have a potential claim for which you may be entitled to legal damages. For more information, please contact a New York birth injury lawyer as soon as possible after the injury has occurred. The experienced New York City birth injury attorneys of The Pagan Law Firm can be reached at 1-800-
PAGAN-911 for more information.

*Source: Vacuum Extraction Introduction and History, John P O'Grady, MD, MA; Chief Editor: David Chelmow, MD, March 16, 2011

Read More About Vacuum Assisted Birth Injuries in our FREE Library Article: Risks of Vacuum Extraction Births for New York Babies 

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