Recovering Damages for Labor Induction Malpractice in New York and New Jersey

Sometimes a labor induction is necessary. You may have agreed to a labor induction because, after weighing the pros and cons with your doctor, you decided that it was in the best interest of you and your child.

While each labor is unique, every labor that is induced must be carefully monitored. If you were induced and you or your child was hurt, we encourage you to call a New York birth injury lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 to learn more about your potential rights and recovery.

What Should Have Happened When You Were Induced

There are several different ways to induce labor. Some women are given a gel on the cervix to help the cervix get ready for labor, some women are provided a drug such as Pitocin intravenously, some women have their water broken and some women have a combination of all three methods of labor induction.

Once the induction has started, you should be closely monitored. Many hospitals require women who have been induced to be attached to machines that monitor the baby's heart rate and the mother's contractions. This can alert doctors and nurses to early signs of fetal distress.

Complications From Labor Induction May Have Been Preventable

If labor is not closely monitored, a labor induction can result in significant harm to the mother and child. Your baby may suffer from lack of oxygen or a low heart rate. You may suffer from infection or uterine rupture. These serious injuries may have been preventable if your doctor, nurse, or hospital had appropriately monitored you and your child during labor and delivery.

Call a New York Birth Injury Attorney for More Information
If an injury occurred because of someone's negligence then you, or your child, may be entitled to damages. Contact an experienced New York labor induction injury attorney at 1-800-PAGAN-911 to discuss your case and to learn about your potential damages.

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