Pitocin or oxytocin is a drug that doctors prescribe to help induce labor. However, when oxytocin is not administered properly it can lead to a serious Kentucky birth injury and the results can be catastrophic.
A common side effect associated with the poor use of pitocin or oxytocin is uterine hyperstimulation, which occurs when the uterine muscles contract too frequently. This may impede the oxygen flow to the baby, causing possible brain damage, cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and even death.
This is a grave scenario leaving parents and family members with tough decisions to make. One of those decisions has to do with holding the doctor liable. The task may seem impossible, but an experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney can help build a solid case offering you and your family some relief.
If you or someone you know has a child who has suffered birth trauma from the use of oxytocin, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyers at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.