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The Risks of Pitocin

The natural hormone oxytocin, when released in the body by a pregnant woman, triggers the contractions necessary for child birth. A synthetic form of this hormone, Pitocin, can be used intravenously to induce labor. At times, the use of Pitocin may be required for the health and safety of both the mother and child. While each woman can react differently to this hormone, many report a high increase in pain during delivery and there are definite risks in using this medication.

When delivered incorrectly, in improper amounts or when not needed or monitored correctly, injuries and trauma to the mother and child may occur. Mothers can experience nausea, decreased blood pressure, hemorrhages and impaired blood flow in the uterus. For the newborn, the risk of fetal distress increases and complications such as an abnormal heart beat, seizures, brain injury or damage and a decreased heart rate can be the result. If your baby has suffered a birth injury and you were given Pitocin at the delivery, please contact a California birth injury attorney from our firm quickly.

Medical Malpractice and Compensation

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, Mr. Bostwick and Mr. Peterson both feel strongly that newborns and parents who suffer through medical malpractice deserve just compensation for what they have been put through. You may be faced with high medical costs and time away from work, in order to provide the care your child needs. Additionally, depending upon the injury to your child, long-term care may be required.

We have over 60 years of combined experience in assisting good people and their families through tough times when injury has been caused through another's negligence. We have collected well over $500 million for our clients who deserved to be compensated for their suffering. Health care providers can be held legally liable for the physical and emotional suffering caused to an infant and their family. We look forward to providing you with our high-quality legal services during this important time.

If your baby has suffered a birth injury and Pitocin was used in the delivery, quicklycontact a California birth injury lawyerfor help.

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