Medical staff may choose to assist deliveries using a vacuum or forceps. However, misuse of these instruments increases the baby’s risk of birth injuries. Cephalohematoma, for instance, happens when a pool of blood collects between the skull and the periosteum, just beneath the baby’s scalp.
Apart from medical malpractice, there are many other possible causes of cephalohematoma. In some cases, cephalohematoma is caused by the baby’s head hitting the mother’s pelvic floor. This banging occurs among babies whose head is larger than the mother’s pelvis, or babies of first-time mothers.
Cases of cephalohematoma caused by instrument misuse would not have happened if the medical staff had been more careful performing their medical duties. If you believe your baby’s health has been put at risk due to a medical practitioner’s negligence, our team of birth injuries lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call our Wisconsin office today by dialing (414) 271-0900.