Lawsuit for Damage To Baby Due to Cycotec Labor Induction – More Inside
In some instances, doctors will provide a woman in labor with medication to induce labor so that the birthing process isn’t prolonged, as this may cause complications to the baby. One such medication is called Cycotec, an artificial form of prostaglandin which has been traditionally used to treat stomach ulcers. The problem with Cycotec is that the artificial stimulation of cervical contractions can harm the baby and the mother, and cause brain damage in the child as well as serious events such as hemorrhaging in the mother. Cycotec is used off-label, and this high risk medication just might be the drug that caused your child’s health complications. In such cases, you are free to file a Cycotec lawsuit with a top birth injury law firm.
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The original or pharmaceutical name for Cycotec is misoprostol, and it was initially developed for the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers. That said, doctors have been using it for quite some time to ripen or thin the cervix in order to cause cervical contractions so that labor can begin. The drug itself is inserted into the vagina in small increments in order to stimulate contractions. The danger behind this drug is the fact that doctors cannot reverse its administration or stop the chemical reaction happening within the body as the pill is metabolized fast and cannot be cut off unlike IV administration, or injection.
Here are some of the risks associated with Cycotec for labor induction:
- Placental abruption or the separation of the placenta from the cervix wall.
- Maternal hemorrhage
- The passing of meconium by the baby, or fecal matter
- An embolism in the amniotic fluid
- Shock by the mother and the baby
- The placenta retained inside the mother instead of coming out with the baby
- Hyperstimulation of the uterus
Cycotec use is particularly discouraged in women who have given birth prior, those who are over the age of 35. In addition, the FDA hasn’t approved it for use during labor, which makes the off-label use of the medication highly risky.
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Birth injuries can result from the use of Cycotec, and it’s not uncommon for children born through this method of artificial induction of labor to develop seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, Periventricular leukomalacia, and intellectual disabilities. If this happened to your child, we’d love to help you get the justice, closure and compensation needed to make your life whole again. Call our best birth injury attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.