$1.125 Million for Child with Cerebral Palsy and Seizures Due to Improper Use of Vacuum Extractor
Detroit, Michigan Vacuum Extractor Injury Lawyers
Plaintiff was scheduled for an induction of labor because she was 40 weeks and three days pregnant. There were problems during the labor and the attending doctor decided to use a vacuum extractor to assist in delivering the baby. He allowed a first-year resident to perform the procedure, despite problems with the baby's heart rate and the fact that the resident had a poor track record and no experience using such a tool in a delivery. The vacuum extractor was improperly used, and the baby suffered bleeding deep inside the brain. Now 10 years old, the child has cerebral palsy and severe seizure disorder as a result of the injuries he suffered at birth.