Too Much Pitocin During Delivery? You May Be Entitled to Damages
Cook County Uterine Hyperstimulation Lawyers
Pitocin is a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin which induces labor and strengthens or speeds up contractions during the birthing process. When used properly, it speeds up the delivery process and can prevent the need for a Cesarean section (or C-section). Pitocin is a very powerful drug, and using too much of it can have a serious negative impact on both mother and child.
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For mothers, too much Pitocin can lead to uterine hyperstimulation which results in stronger and often much more painful contractions. Beyond creating a potential need for unwanted pain medication, mothers could also be at risk for uterine rupture, premature separation of the placenta and other serious conditions.
It is the baby, however, that is at the most serious risk when an excessive amount of Pitocin is used. The primary concern in these situations is the decrease in the amount of oxygen due to the reduced blood flow to the fetus. When the fetus (baby?) does not receive enough oxygen, serious brain damage can occur and may result in lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Seeking Justice in Your Excessive Pitocin Case
Pitocin is a powerful drug. Once it has been administered, constant electronic fetal monitoring is essential. Failure to properly monitor the condition of the fetus (baby?) can have catastrophic consequences and could establish grounds for a medical malpractice claim. If you or your child has suffered an injury during the delivery process due to the excessive use of Pitocin, be sure that you have an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side who will fight to protect your interests.
The Chicago excessive Pitocin injury lawyers at the law firm of Lane & Lane, LLC have helped clients throughout the Chicagoland area, Illinois and across the United States in many different types of birth injury cases. We understand how upsetting it can be when your life or the life of your child has been put in danger due to the negligence of a trusted medical professional. You have our promise to do everything in our power to see that the negligent parties are held accountable.
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