Induction of Labor

Upstate New York Pitocin Attorneys

Pitocin is a powerful drug that is used to induce contractions and accelerate the labor and delivery process. Pitocin is a synthetic version of oxytocin, a hormone that stimulates the uterus during the labor process. Pitocin is injected into the mother’s body during labor through an IV drip. In certain situations, Pitocin can be an important means of expediting the labor process.

In other situations, the ill-advised initiation or continuous use of Pitocin can put both mother and fetus at risk. If you, your spouse or your child was severely injured in labor or delivery as a result of malpractice, a lawyer can be an important ally. We are the Albany law firm of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C. We have built an impressive track record of helping people who have suffered disabling injuries due to malpractice or negligence.

The use of Pitocin has been known to cause the following injuries:

  • Uterine rupture
  • Placental abruption (separating the placenta from the lining of the uterus)
  • Fetal distress

If there are signs of fetal distress while Pitocin is being administered, it is vital that the obstetrician take immediate action. The Pitocin drip should be halted and the fetus should be delivered via cesarean section as soon as practicable. Our law firm will undertake a complete investigation to determine whether the obstetrician deviated from the generally accepted standards of care. Our thorough, tenacious approach often yields favorable results in settlement or in trial.

Contact the Albany Induction of Labor Malpractice Attorneys of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Our law firm does not accept attorneys’ fees or cover our own expenses unless we recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.