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What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

A forceps delivery has its own risks to consider before a woman consents. To avoid ending up in a situation where the risks haven't been discussed before labor, a doctor should talk about these risks well in advance. If you don't know about this kind of delivery and forceps are used, you could be in a position to claim negligence or malpractice, since you did not know enough about the procedure to consent or understand the risks.  

Family awarded $11.75 million for birth injuries

Birth is a difficult time for a mother and child; it puts an immense amount of stress on the bodies of both mom and the child. For children and their mothers, professional monitoring needs to be performed to make sure no labor complications occur during delivery. If a baby or mother is injured because of a doctor or medical provider not providing adequate care, they may have a case for compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Negligence Lawsuits for Birth Injuries

A birth injury can cause significant stress for parents. While you may be overjoyed that your child is alive, part of you may worry that your child will never be able to live a normal, full life due to medical negligence or error. A lawsuit for medical negligence may help you recover damages that bring emotional closure and provide money to pay for the care your child needs.

C-sections and their growing use in the United States

The rate of Cesarean sections ranges based on the hospital a woman goes to when she's going to give birth, and if that seems like it shouldn't be the case, you aren't the only person who thinks so. In the United States, the most common surgery to be performed are C-sections, even though many of them aren't even necessary.

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