If you believe that you or your child have sustained devastating injuries as a result of a physician who induced labor improperly, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. This is most common in situations wherein labor was induced using the drugs Cytotec or Pitocin.
Medical specialists may resort to using these common obstetric drugs in order to change or induce the labor process. Doctors currently rely on these medications to move the labor and delivery process along. Although in the majority of times when these medications are used, they are successful in facilitating the safe and healthy delivery of a child, complications can and do occur. For example, several different life threatening birth injuries can happen if Cytotec or Pitocin is improperly administered to a pregnant woman.
The most common complications associated with using Cytotec or Pitocin improperly for inducing delivery include:
There are many complications associated with a delayed delivery.
Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice in this situation are:
If you or your child has been injured due to the improper use of labor inducing drugs, like Pitocin and Cytotec, you need to consult with an experienced Baltimore birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to our lawyers immediately, as this could be critical to protecting your child’s future.