Cleveland Birth Injury Attorney
Forceps are frequently a very useful tool for assisting with troublesome births where the child is breech or in cases involving shoulder dystocia. There are specific techniques that are used in a forceps-assisted birth that are intended to ensure a safe delivery and minimize the chances of injury to the fetus. Delivery room doctors are specially trained in the use of forceps, and most do a very good job with these types of births. When mistakes happen, however, the injuries are almost always life changing for the child.
Contact us for a free consultation if your child was seriously injured due to the misuse of forceps during birth.
Any injury to a child can be much more damaging than a similar injury suffered by an adult. An injury suffered during birth, however, can leave the child to face a lifetime of hardship. Our law firm's experience with birth injuries has given us a significant level of understanding regarding the potential long-term impact and the care your child will need both now and in the future. We seek full compensation that accommodates all of your child's needs. — Partner William Hawal
Seeking the Best Possible Future for Your Child
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, our Ohio forceps injury attorneys represent infants and their families when negligent medical professionals make avoidable mistakes that cause substantial harm. Birth injuries have the potential to be some of the most damaging and often require lifelong care and other considerations such as assistive medical equipment. We work with life planning experts, medical specialists and others in order to make sure that we seek the right compensation for all of your child's short- and long-term needs.
Potential Injuries Due to the Misuse of Forceps
There can be a number of different injuries that may result from the improper use of forceps during delivery. Among the more common birth injuries we see in these types of cases are the following:
- Skull fractures
- Lacerations to the face and upper body
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Nerve damage to the face
- Brain injuries
Our firm's experience with a wide variety of medical malpractice cases has provided us with a clear understanding of the hospital's duty of care to your child. We are familiar with their methods of defending against these types of claims, and we have the strategies to match them. We have taken on the lawyers for some of Ohio's largest hospitals. We have no fear about taking on any opponent when our clients' rights are on the line.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber has been consistently recognized as one of the pre-eminent personal injury law firms in Ohio and across the United States. We were one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. We provide strong representation to infants who were harmed as a result of a medical professional's negligent use of forceps during delivery. With more than 65 years of experience handling the most challenging and complex cases, our law firm has the knowledge and resources to build strong cases for injured clients.
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Our lawyers offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether your forceps birth injury claim has merit. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from pursuing damages on your child's behalf. We handle all forceps birth injury cases on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a legitimate claim, be assured that we are prepared to move forward without charging you any attorneys' fees. We will only charge you a fee if we win.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.