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Overuse of Pitocin in Labor

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Investigate Your Injuries While You Focus on Your Family

Deciding whether to use Pitocin can be a difficult decision, but no one ever agrees to the overuse or misuse of Pitocin. After a birth injury, you need to focus on your child and your family. The lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., will investigate the cause of the mother’s or the infant’s injuries to determine whether you received substandard health care.

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If so, our medical malpractice attorneys will vigorously pursue the compensation you need to recover. In our nearly 50-year history, we have recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured infants. We take our medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee to you unless you recover. Call 212-406-1700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced lawyers.

Effects of the Overuse of Pitocin

While Pitocin occurs naturally within the body during labor, it can also be given to pregnant women to induce labor or to speed it up. While it can be very beneficial when the right amount is given at the right time, used under the wrong conditions, overuse of Pitocin to induce can outweigh any potential benefits. Excessive Pitocin can cause:

  • Oxygen deficiency
  • Slowing of labor
  • Placental abruption
  • Fetal distress
  • Uterine rupture for the infant and the mother

Pitocin can cause serious illnesses in both the mother and the infant. If you suspect that you or your child suffered because of overuse or misuse of Pitocin, you need an experienced birth injury lawyer to assist you.

Call the Birth Injury Lawyers in New York City

A birth injury can be heartbreaking for the entire family. Your little one may need a lifetime of care because of the negligence of someone else. If you or a loved one has been injured, our experienced and skilled medical malpractice lawyers will seek the compensation you need to ensure your child receives necessary medical treatment.

To schedule your free consultation, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online.

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