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When Inducing Labor Leads To Birth Injuries

Pitocin is a drug used to induce labor and delivery and is used primarily in cases of stalled labor resulting in fetal distress. As such, pitocin is a valuable tool for speeding up labor and preventing harm to babies and mothers undergoing a difficult labor.

Unfortunately, pitocin therapy and other labor-inducing techniques can be misapplied. The negligent administration of pitocin to a mother having adequate contractions — or the failure to stop the administration of pitocin if there is evidence of increased fetal distress — can result in serious, lifelong birth injury.

Pitocin can also cause uterine hyperstimulation and even uterine rupture, particularly in mothers undergoing VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean section). The administration of pitocin to mothers at high risk of complication is a common error in inducing labor.

What Causes Errors In Inducing Labor?

Ultimately, most errors in inducing labor come down to failure to appropriately monitor or respond to changes in fetal condition. Childbirth is always a high-risk situation. Doctors and nurses should be on high alert to every subtle symptom of a developing complication. When these symptoms are ignored, no matter how subtle they may be, and an error in inducing labor causes injury or loss of life, medical malpractice may have occurred.

While not every negative outcome in an induced labor is the result of medical error, it is safe to say that if your child suffered a serious birth injury following complications arising out of the use of pitocin to induce labor, your best interests may be served by consulting an experienced medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer.

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At the Cleveland medical malpractice and birth injury law firm of The Lancione Law Firm, we have over three generations of attorneys who have worked to improve the quality of health care in Ohio by holding negligent physicians and hospitals to account for the harm they cause. We have a wealth of experience and a record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice such as errors in inducing labor.

We invite you to call our offices at 877-515-4369 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a leading medical malpractice lawyer who can answer your questions and offer you sound legal guidance regarding your options following a serious injury or loss of life caused by medical negligence. Lancione & Lancione is proud to serve clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and other communities throughout Ohio.

Birth Injury

Birth Trauma
Causes Of Birth Injury
Cephalopelvic Disproportion
Fetal Distress During Labor
Midwife Error
Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Obstetrical Nurse Negligence
Oxygen Deficiency
Placental Abruption
Premature Rupture Of Membranes
Prenatal Care Errors
Preterm Delivery
Uterine Ruptures
Dangerous Drugs Related To Birth Injury
Negligent High-Risk Birth Management
Advanced Maternal Age
Diabetes And Pregnancy
Premature Birth
Suspected Large Fetus
Twins, Triplets, Multiples
Birthing Complications
Drugs Used To Arrest Labor
Errors In Inducing Labor/Pitocin Errors
Fetal Monitoring During Labor
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction Delivery
Injuries From Delayed Birth
Umbilical Cord Complications
Breech Birth
Brachial Plexus Injury
Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia
Cerebral Palsy
Medical Negligence & Cerebral Palsy
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Newborn Hypoxia & Asphyxia
Pediatric Brain Injury
Resources To Help Your Child With CP
Infant Seizures
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Errors
Cord Blood Gas Tests
Untreated Jaundice
Future Of A Child With A Birth Injury
The Effects Of A Birth Injury As Your Child Ages
Cesarean Section Errors
Delayed C-Section
Emergency C-Section
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
Wrongful Death
Maternal Injuries During Birth
Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhage
Maternal Infections After Giving Birth
Blood Clots/Thromboembolic Disease
Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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