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Vaccuum Extraction Delivery and Birth Injury

Vacuum extractors are labor and delivery assistance devices used to aid vaginal delivery. In vacuum extraction deliveries, a small, soft cup is applied to the top and back of the baby’s head. A tube runs from the cup to a vacuum pump that provides suction. During a contraction, the physician pulls or applies gentle traction to the baby’s head while suction from the vacuum assists in pulling the baby’s head out of the birth canal. Misuse of vacuum extractors can cause dangerous and permanent birth injuries and neonatal brain damage.

If you or your loved one were permanently injured as the result of a vacuum extraction delivery, we encourage you to reach out for legal help from the birth trauma legal and medical team at Reiter & Walsh, P.C. For a free case review, please contact us in any of the following ways:

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