Monitoring and Treating Patients Before Birth Injuries Occur

Negligent acts and medical errors related to obstetrical care can turn a joyful birth into a parent’s nightmare. A couple in New Jersey now knows what can happen when doctors misuse Pitocin and other labor induction drugs. Due to medical errors in labor, their baby died of acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy…

Misuse of Pitocin & Cytotec and Delayed Resuscitation cause Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Intellectual Disabilities & Cerebral Palsy in a Baby.

A mother whose baby went past the due date was given Cytotec to induce labor. When the mother’s labor stopped, she was given Pitocin. The medical team did not continuously monitor the baby’s heart rate with the fetal heart monitor; the monitor was taken off at various times during delivery. At birth, which was 13…

Baby is severely oxygen deprived during birth and suffers permanent brain damage as a result of physicians misusing Pitocin and failing to quickly deliver the baby, despite non-reassuring fetal heart tones.

A baby suffers severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage when multiple standards of care are violated, including improper use of Pitocin, failure to properly react to non-reassuring heart tones, failure to quickly deliver a baby in distress, and failure to elicit the assistance of an experienced (attending) physician when fetal distress is persistent.