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Pitocin is the trade name for the synthetic form of a naturally occurring hormone called oxytocin. The drug Pitocin is used frequently by doctors to induce labor, as it causes uterine contractions.  The use of Pitocin can cause a decrease in blood flow to the uterus and a resulting reduction of oxygen to the baby.  This can cause several harmful side effects including:

  • Separation of the placental lining from the uterus
  • Fetal distress (elevated heartbeat) which could result in brain injury
  • Rupture of the uterus
  • Premature Delivery

If you or your child has been injured as a result of a healthcare provider's misuse of Pitocin, contacting a San Diego medical malpractice attorney right away is one of the smartest decisions you can make to protect your family's future.  

While the use of Pitocin has a number of established benefits, doctors must take care to use an appropriate dosage and to monitor the baby carefully for signs of distress.  If medical professionals fail to address a baby's elevated heartbeat, permanent brain damage, mental retardation, autism or cerebral palsy can occur.

Birth Injury Lawyer in San Diego

If you or your child has suffered complications from the use of Pitocin, you will need a group of knowledgeable and dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in your corner.  With over 35 years of combined experience, The Pacific Law Group is a team of compassionate but tenacious legal professionals who will work tirelessly to make sure negligent doctors are held responsible for their actions.  If Pitocin was administered incorrectly during your labor, we want you and your family to achieve maximum damage recovery so that you can embark on your journey toward recovery without having to worry about financial problems.  Let us serve you today.

Acquire the legal representation you deserve today.  Contact a San Diego Birth Injury Lawyer  to seek compensation for you or your child's Pitocin-related injury now.

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