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Excessive force can cause permanent damage to your child

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time. However, not all births go smoothly and sometimes medical professionals need to intervene to ease the process. Often this occurs without incident, leaving mother and baby healthy and happy. However, all procedures have their risks and if a single mistake is made, this could result in permanent harm to your child.

Fortunately, as this article on forceps delivery explains, serious injuries to babies from the use of forceps are very rare. However, it can still happen. If excessive force is used, your child could suffer facial injuries, eye trauma or even something as serious as a fractured skull. This could have a permanent effect on your child's development and quality of life.

If your baby was delivered with forceps and you have concerns, seek a professional opinion immediately. However, bear in mind that minor marks are a common result of forceps use and are likely to disappear quickly with no consequences. Even so, it is better to be safe than sorry. The sooner an injury is detected, the more that can be done to treat it and help your child have a normal life.

Raising a child with a brain injury can have its challenges. However, with the right care and support, they can still live a full and happy life. Still, when these injuries are brought about by the negligence or overexertion of medical professionals, you may want to seek compensation and justice for the harm done to your child. An attorney can advise you about your options and may be able to guide you through the legal process.

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