Forceps (plural forcipes) are a handheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. Forceps are used when fingers are too large to grasp small objects or when many objects need to be held at one time while the hands are used to perform a task. The term 'forceps' is used almost exclusively within the medical field. Outside medicine, people usually refer to forceps as tweezers, tongs, pliers, clips or clamps. 'Forceps' can be used as both the singular and plural form of the word. (Example: "I need a forceps.") Also, it is not referred to as a "pair" as one refers to a "pair of scissors". Etymologically, the word derives from the Latin forca, meaning a snare or trap.
Posts about Forceps
  • Clavicle Fracture Birth Injuries

    … factors are present: High birth weight, or babies that are “large for gestational age” (LGA). The newborn’s shoulder becoming stuck during delivery (shoulder distocia). A narrow birth canal Tools such as obstetric forceps are used to assist with the delivery. Complications for newborn babies with collarbone injuries. The most significant…

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  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    …. Ruptured uterus. An improperly performed cesarean section. Serious injuries related to childbirth. Pre-eclampsia, whereby untreated high blood pressure leads to damage to organs in the mother’s body. Since it starts at around the 20th week of pregnancy, it is important that presiding prenatal doctors treat it immediately to avert…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    … contractions which may lead to tears in the uterus. Uterine scar tissue due to things like fibroids or cancer surgery. Women who have had many previous births, especially if they were done via cesarean section are at a higher risk of experiencing uterine rupture. Abusing drugs such as cocaine can have a detrimental effect on uterine integrity…

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  • Torticollis Birth Injury Lawyer

    …) delivery techniques Delivery using forceps Breech births Doctors, obstetricians, nurses, and other medical professionals are trained to look for potential pregnancy complications (including the position of the child in the uterus), and have a legal obligation to mitigate potential birth injuries when warning signs are spotted. If they fail…

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  • Malpractice Caps Cut $10M Birth Injury Verdict to $750K

    …Do damage caps on medical malpractice cases stop frivolous lawsuits, or do they simply help insurance companies? A Texas jury awarded $10,200,575 to the family of a child whose head was crushed by forceps during delivery, but the award was automatically reduced to $750,000 due to statutory damage caps on medical malpractice lawsuits in Texas…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

    … of an injury to the brachial plexus nerves will differ from those you would find in a skull fracture. On the other hand, since the majority of these injuries are related to either the brain or head, lethargy and seizures are the most common symptoms. These symptoms can occur within hours of delivery. Do I have a potential birth injury lawsuit? The potential…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Forceps Delivery

    … injuries that could possibly lead to serious health issues such as: Seizure disorders Cerebral palsy Strokes Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy Our attorneys have handled these type of cases before. Let us help you. If your child has suffered injuries due to a forceps delivery in Dallas (or anywhere in Texas), our firm can help you seek…

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  • Birth Injury Statistics in America

    … in about 8% of women who did not require instrument assistance, 23% of women who had instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries, and 0.6% of cesarean section deliveries from 1994-2000. Rates of birth injuries are statistically lower for Black and Hispanic mothers, and birth injuries in rural areas are 33% higher than they are within urban areas. These…

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  • Infant Wrongful Death Lawyer

    … or sedation during the labor process (in an attempt to lessen pain or induce contractions) can affect the baby’s young biological systems, overwhelming them and potentially leading to brain damage or even death. Oxygen deprivation – Asphyxiation during delivery can lead to hypoxia, a term which means loss of oxygen to vital body organs…

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