Any time an issue arises with a child's health, parents may feel a sense of panic. Though many health concerns are easily addressed, other problems could prove more serious or even permanent. Some children could even suffer at the time of their births due to a vacuum extractor injury, and their lives could have severe impacts from then on.
New Jersey residents may be interested in one family in another state dealing with such a predicament. Reports stated that a couple's daughter was born in 2012, and the doctor used a vacuum extractor during her delivery. The parents believe that the use of this device caused their daughter to suffer a brain hemorrhage that resulted in permanent injuries. They also believe that the doctor did not follow the correct procedure when utilizing the device.
Within 30 hours of her birth, the infant began having seizures. The report stated that the child now suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy. As a result, the family has filed a legal claim against two medical facilities in hopes of receiving compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, non-medical expenses and other outcomes.
When a vacuum extractor injury leads to permanent impacts on a child's life, the parents can feel devastated. As this case shows, taking legal action against the liable parties may be warranted in order to seek compensation and justice for such outcomes. If New Jersey parents have faced similar scenarios, they may want to explore their legal options for potentially filing lawsuits of their own.
Source: daily-times.com, "Couple claim medical negligence in delivery of daughter", Joshua Kellogg, Sept. 5, 2017