Experienced Pitocin-Related Birth Injury Lawyers In Cincinnati
Especially for new parents, the birth process can be scary and exciting all at once. While the eagerness of meeting your child is at the forefront of your mind, the fear of complications during the birthing process looms ever-present in the back of your mind.
Unfortunately, birth injuries that happen at no fault to the mother, but rather the physicians and other medical staff who are entrusted with the baby and mothers’ safety, are all too common. Within a matter of seconds, your perfectly healthy common drug used to induce labor can be the cause of permanent, life-altering injuries to your child.
What Are The Birth Injury Risks When Using Pitocin?
Pitocin® is a synthetic version of oxytocin, a natural chemical released by women when they go into labor. It caused contractions by stimulating the uterine muscles. Many doctors use this to initiate, ease, or speed up the labor process, but the drug has an immense number of risks.
Commonly, Pitocin can cause contractions to occur in too close of intervals, causing oxygen deprivation to the child. It also restricts blood flow to the child. Both possibilities can cause permanent disability in your child, like cerebral palsy. The mother is also at risk for injury. Pitocin can cause postpartum hemorrhage, water intoxication, hypertension, and more.
It’s important to prepare yourself for complications before the labor process begins, knowing the risks of medications and procedures doctors may use to deliver your child.
Cincinnati Medical Malpractice Attorneys Ready to Help
All these outcomes are potential grounds of a medical malpractice claim and may be medical negligence. If you or someone you know may have a claim, it must be filed within one year of the incident. We offer free consultations with experienced attorneys who can help you figure out if you have a claim and support you in resolving your legal matter. Contact us today by calling 513-496-0134 or send us an email.