Uterine Overstimulation, Fetal Distress & Delayed Delivery
A young pregnant mother at term was admitted to a hospital to have her baby when she began developing a high fever during labor, after she received an epidural. Her fetus’ condition began to deteriorate, as seen on the fetal monitor tracing, as a result as well as because her mother was having overly strong or frequent contractions due to the labor-inducing drug Pitocin overstimulating the womb. When the baby was eventually born, he was severely depressed and subsequent tests showed he had severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain injury and cerebral palsy. A case was brought, and it was alleged that there was a delay by the hospital and a midwife to timely intervene during the mother’s labor, including by delivering earlier with C-section. A confidential settlement was reached in favor of the parents and child by Clore Law Group, LLC.
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