Yes, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan if your child suffers forceps injuries during delivery. Forceps birth injuries can result into serious complications for the baby, and if these injuries were caused due to a medical mistake or negligence by a Michigan physician or other medical provider, you do have legal rights.
Child birth complications such as breech position, prolonged labor or large baby delivery may require the use of forceps to deliver the baby safely. However, forceps must be used carefully due to the seriousness of injury that can be caused due to misuse. Babies injured by forceps at birth can require a lifetime of special needs and accommodations due to forceps injuries.
Physicians should be properly trained to use forceps without injury or incident, however when a medical mistake occurs and a baby suffers permanent damages, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be pursued. This type of lawsuit would seek compensation for the injuries to the child and also for the significant expenses it will take to care for the child over his or her lifetime.
If you or someone you know has a newborn who suffers permanent damage from forceps birth injuries, you should call our lawyers immediately so that we can fully investigate your medical malpractice case.