Lawyers Representing Mothers and Children Injured by Pitocin During Labor
It's increasingly common for women to receive doses of Pitocin before or during labor. Pitocin is used to help induce labor and speed up contractions, but doctors often administer it when it's medically unnecessary or order a dose that's too large. An infant or mother can suffer serious injuries from an unnecessary dose of Pitocin.
The drug often causes a significant increase in the strength of the mother's contractions, so hospitals should closely monitor labor contractions to ensure the safety of mother and child. Sadly, mothers and children are profoundly impacted by Pitocin negligence each year. The injuries range from minor complications to stillbirth.
At McKeen & Associates, PC, we demand full compensation on behalf of clients who have been seriously harmed by Pitocin. We leverage our extensive experience as accomplished birth injury attorneys to secure maximum money damages for Pitocin negligence victims. If your family has suffered from a Pitocin overdose, contact us online or call 866-585-1076 for a free consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer.
Harmful Side Effects Of Pitocin
Scientists are still studying the effects Pitocin may have on a baby and mother, but recent research has uncovered a variety of associated health issues, including:
- Premature separation of the placenta
- Uterine rupture
- Post-birth hemorrhage
- Fetal asphyxia
- Neonatal hypoxia
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injury
Studies have also linked Pitocin to developmental delays and behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It will likely take decades of further research to get a clear understanding of the risks associated with Pitocin, but it's clear that the drug is being overprescribed and administered in excessive doses.
Speak With An Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer about Pitocin Negligence
At McKeen & Associates, PC, our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that Pitocin victims and families receive complete compensation for the unjust harm they've suffered. Our staff is highly regarded, not only in Michigan, but across the country. Please view our verdicts and settlements to get a snapshot of the results we obtain for our clients.
To arrange a free discussion with a skilled Pitocin injury attorney, call 866-585-1076 or email us. We understand that a birth injury lawsuit cannot undo the harm to you and your family, but we'll help you get the resources you deserve; finances should never be a concern for families affected by a birthing injury.