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New Hampshire Forceps Injury Attorneys

The Dangers of Assistive Devices During Birth

In the United States, thousands of children are injured during labor and delivery every year. The majority of injuries sustained by mothers and babies occur during complex births, such as those that involve failure to progress, abnormal presentation, and preeclampsia. In births where mothers become exhausted or are unable to continue pushing, doctors often opt to use forceps.

What Are Forceps and Why Are They Dangerous?

Forceps are made of metal and shaped like large salad tongs. During difficult births, doctors use forceps to guide an infant’s head through the birth canal during contractions.

Despite their effectiveness in removing a child from the birth canal, forceps tend to cause great damage and severe injuries, such as:

Before using forceps, physicians are usually required to inform parents of the risks involved. Many parents who are made aware of the dangers presented by the use of forceps decide to opt for emergency C-sections or other assistive methods. However, some parents do not have the opportunity to decline the use of forceps because doctors fail to obtain their informed consent, which could amount to medical negligence.

Even when parents consent to the use of forceps, doctors may be guilty of medical malpractice if they injured a child by doing any of the following:

  • Failing to appropriately monitor fetal and maternal vital signs
  • Failing to respond appropriately and quickly to signs of distress
  • Failing to accurately diagnose and effectively address signs of birth injuries
  • Failing to adhere to commonly accepted safety standards

If you or your child have been injured through the negligent use of forceps or another form of medical malpractice during the birth process, the best thing you can do is get in touch with an experienced birth injury attorney in New Hampshire right away.

New Hampshire Birth Injury Lawyers

At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we provide legal representation for those affected by birth injuries in New Hampshire. We have the skill to help you and your loved ones achieve justice. Connect with a member of our team to receive a free, confidential case review as soon as possible.

Call (603) 323-4622 today to get in touch with a representative from Abramson, Brown & Dugan.

Our Team

  • Mark Abramson

    Mark Abramson Attorney

    Mark A. Abramson is an experienced New Hampshire birth injury attorney and a founder of Abramson, Brown & Dugan. He has devoted the past 40+ years to helping victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury rebuild their lives. At the firm, he regularly handles highly complex cases, including those involving birth injuries and wrongful death.

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  • Kevin Dugan

    Kevin Dugan Attorney

    Kevin F. Dugan is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice throughout the state. He became a founding member of Abramson, Brown & Dugan after relocating from Florida—where he completed his undergraduate and law degree—to New Hampshire.

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  • Holly Haines

    Holly Haines Attorney

    Holly B. Haines is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney who has been with the firm since 2003. Prior to joining Abramson, Brown & Dugan, she served as a judicial law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court for three years.

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  • Jared Green

    Jared Green Attorney

    Jared R. Green is an experienced birth injury attorney in New Hampshire. He has been working with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 1992 when he was still in law school. Over the past 25+ years, he has helped injured victims and their families throughout the state, providing sound legal counsel and dedicated representation.

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  • Nick Abramson

    Nick Abramson Attorney

    Nick Abramson joined Abramson, Brown & Dugan in 2016 after spending four years as a federal criminal prosecutor. Now, with the firm, he focuses his practice on high-damage personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has handled a variety of complex matters, including failure to diagnose, medication errors, and wrongful births.

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  • Elie Maalouf

    Elie Maalouf Attorney

    Elie Maalouf is an associate attorney at Abramson, Brown & Dugan. As a skilled New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, he focuses on representing victims of medical negligence and severe personal injury throughout the state. He strives to provide each client with the compassionate, one-on-one attention they deserve and the aggressive advocacy they need.

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  • Eva Bleich

    Eva Bleich Attorney

    Eva Bleich has been with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia for 20 years. In her time spent as a New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, Eva has helped numerous individuals and families navigate the medical malpractice litigation process.

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