Our NYC birth injury lawyers represent victims of induced birth error. During childbirth, there are times when inducing labor is necessary to ensure the well-being of the infant and mother. In many cases, Pitocin is administered to induce labor; this drug can speed up labor by strengthening contractions. If administered incorrectly, however, Pitocin can cause serious injuries to the mother and child. Deciding whether to induce labor using Pitocin can be a difficult decision, but no one ever agrees to the overuse or misuse of Pitocin. After an induced birth error, you need to focus on your child and your family.
The birth injury lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP will investigate the cause of the mother’s or the infant’s injuries to determine whether you received substandard health care. If so, our attorneys will vigorously pursue the compensation you need to recover. Our birth injury lawyers have recovered multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for the families of infants injured due to an induced birth error.*
What Are The 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. Pitocin can be very beneficial when the right amount is given at the right time, but if Pitocin is overused or used under the wrong conditions, it 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 to both the mother and the child. 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 Our NYC Birth Injury Lawyers
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 birth injury lawyers will seek the compensation you deserve to ensure your child receives necessary medical treatment.
How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your NYC Birth Injury Lawyers?
If you or your child has suffered an injury due to an induced birth error, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our NYC birth injury lawyers, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.