During labor, the body secretes a natural hormone called oxytocin. It causes uterine contractions necessary for delivery. Sometimes, however, labor does not begin naturally or does not progress adequately and a synthetic form of oxytocin (also called Pitocin) may be administered. Despite it's frequent use, there are some safety concerns.
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Most people associate the use of forceps during delivery as a “last resort,” when all other efforts have failed, to quickly deliver a baby. For many years it has been an accepted practice. Contemporary thinking, however, may be shifting as obstetricians weigh the risks of birth injury to babies if the procedure is not done correctly.
Reiter & Walsh, P.C. wins a birth injury claim for $3.9 million. Attorneys at Reiter & Walsh sought compensatory damages for a child who suffers from birth trauma-related injuries. It was contended that the medical staff at the delivery hospital did not accurately distinguish between the fetal and maternal heart rates. Delivery could have occurred sooner if the staff had recognized that the baby's heart rate was dangerously low. Instead, the baby suffered from a lack of oxygen during delivery (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) and as a result now has mild cerebral palsy, along with cognitive, speech, and motor delays.
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