Problems With Inducing Labor
New York City Attorneys Dedicated to Supporting Families After Birth Injuries
Emotions run high during childbirth. We expect those emotions to be happiness and excitement, but unfortunately, childbirth is sometimes accompanied by serious health complications for the mother and the child. If complications arise, mere moments could mean the difference between a healthy newborn and one who will need a lifetime of special attention.
Nearly 50 Years of Experience Supporting Injury Victims
There are many reasons to induce labor, and there are times when failing to do so could cause significant problems for either the mother or the child. If you or your child has suffered injuries caused by the failure to induce, call Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. Our lawyers have nearly 50 years of experience helping injury victims and their families after medical negligence. Call 212-406-1700 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
When Inducing Could Be the Best Alternative
While there are risks associated with inducing labor, including the misuse or overuse of Pitocin, there are many instances in which any risks are far outweighed by the benefits. If a health care provider was unable to induce in one of the following situations, it could be a sign of medical negligence:
- Baby is large or overdue
- Mother has gestational diabetes, high blood pressure or another condition
- Baby has conditions that require intervention
- Mother has had an extended labor or the cervix is not dilating
Inducing labor is critically important in certain situations, but if it is not medically required, it should be avoided. There are risks involved in giving pregnant women Pitocin or other labor-inducing medications. Doctors and other health care providers are trained to know when inducing delivery is the safest alternative and have been trained on how to safely do so. If there was a mistake, you deserve answers.
Let Us Help You Find Answers. Call 212-406-1700
Let us help you find the answers you need if you suspect that you or your child suffered due to medical negligence. Our medical malpractice lawyers thoroughly investigate to determine the cause of the injury and pursue the compensation you need. Call 212-406-1700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.