The Vacuum Extractor was designed to assist the baby in moving through the birth canal. When not used properly though, this can cause serious injury to the child.

The Vacuum Extractor was designed to assist the baby in moving through the birth canal. When used improperly, it can cause seriously injure a child.

While many deliveries progress without complications, in some cases obstetricians need to use medical instruments to aid in the birth and to protect the child from serious injury. One such instrument is a vacuum extractor. In the vacuum extraction process, the doctor places a cup on the baby’s head and connects the cup to vacuum extractor equipment. The suction of the cup helps the baby move through the birth canal.

Vacuum extractors can be dangerous if not used properly or in the right circumstances. If your child has been injured due to the use of a vacuum extraction device and you feel medical negligence may be to blame, the attorneys at the Savage Law Firm can help you explore your legal options. We have been fighting for the rights of Oregon and Washington families for more than 30 years.

To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Oregon vacuum extractor injuries attorney, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.

Vacuum Extraction Injuries

Serious injuries can occur during the vacuum extraction process if it is not handled properly. Misuse of a vacuum extraction device can result in:

  • Head injuries
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle damage

If your baby has suffered an injury during the vacuum extraction process, our birth injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your losses. We consult with leading medical experts to investigate and prepare cases, which helps us pursue maximum compensation for our clients’ losses.

Contact a Portland Birth Injury Attorney

Contact us to discuss your case at no initial cost. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington. For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers in Portland, call 503-222-0200; or in Seattle, call 206-957-7272.