Labor and Delivery Medication Errors | Cytotec, Pitocin & Anesthesia
When labor and delivery medication errors result in an injury to a mother or baby it is medical malpractice. For many years, both Cytotec and Pitocin (oxytocin) have been used to aid in the induction and progression of labor. However, recent studies have found that using these drugs can be dangerous. Labor induction (or cervical ripening) is an off-label use of Cytotec, a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) originally prescribed to prevent stomach ulcers. When used to induce labor, it has been known to cause uterine ruptures and uterine hyperstimulation. Likewise, Pitocin (oxytocin) has been associated with contractions that are too frequent and too strong, preventing proper oxygenation of the baby. Pitocin overdose is associated with hemorrhages, lacerations, and other serious medical problems. Furthermore, anesthesia errors are associated with hypotension, decreased oxygenation of the baby, and abnormal uterine contractions.
In this section, the Michigan birth injury attorneys at Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers will discuss everything you need to know about labor and delivery medication errors, Pitocin and Cytotec, birth injuries, and medical malpractice. Specifically, we will discuss the following areas in more detail:
Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys Helping Victims of Labor and Delivery Medication Errors
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with permanent injuries or disabilities as the result of labor and delivery medication errors, we encourage you to learn more about your legal options. Our team of Michigan birth injury lawyers has decades of experience handling cases specifically related to birth trauma, birth injuries, medical malpractice, and labor and delivery medication errors. Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers is one of the only law firms that exclusively takes cases related to birth injury. From our primary office in Detroit, Michigan, we’re able to help clients in Michigan, Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and many other parts of the United States.
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