Illinois Pitocin Error Attorney
The use of synthetic oxytocin has changed substantially since it was first used in the 1950s. Back then, most delivery doctors waited until most women naturally went into labor. Pitocin jump-started contractions if they stalled. Pit is still used this way in many parts of the world. But the United States is different. Doctors almost always pre-schedule inductions. Typically, they schedule these inductions weeks or even months in advance.
A mother’s body does not follow a calendar. Sometimes, the mother simply is not ready to deliver her baby on the scheduled date. So, rather than send the mother home, the doctor orders the medical team to increase the Pitocin dose. As a result, the side-effects on the mother, like excessive bleeding, weakness, and a mild head injury, are worse. Additionally, a high Pitocin dose disrupts the natural contraction and relaxation cycle. That disruption could threaten the baby’s health.
The experienced Illinois Pitocin error attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman have not handled birth injury cases since the 1950s. But we have successfully handled them for many decades. This success includes the largest birth injury verdict in United States legal history. Overall, we have recovered over $350 million for victims and their families in just the last ten years. During these cases, we used the same approach that we will use in your case. So, you can be confident that we will obtain results that exceed your expectations.
Why File a Claim
Many hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities consistently over-rely on Pitocin, in spite of the clear risks. If injury victims fail to speak up, this over-reliance will probably continue. Medical providers rarely change the way they do business unless there are extreme circumstances. A legal action, and a tenacious Chicago Pitocin error attorney, is an extreme situation in the eyes of a medical malpractice insurance company.
So, when victims file legal claims, they are not just pursuing them for needed and deserved compensation. A legal action makes families safer from that point on, so fewer people must go through what your family has endured.
Additionally, negligence claims do not “blame” anyone for a birth injury. These claims simply force negligent parties to take responsibility for the mistakes they make. Illinois would be a better place to live if we all lived in such a responsible way.
Selecting an Attorney
You have a number of choices when it comes to legal representation. Choosing a attorney might be one of the most important decisions your family makes. So, it’s important to get this decision right. Some factors include:
- Accessibility: This quality includes two kinds of accessibility. Your attorney must be able to meet with you when you have questions or when there are important developments in your case. Additionally, your attorney should be physically close to your home or another place you frequent.
- Dedication: Medical malpractice is a very specialized area of law. Attorneys need certain skills to successfully resolve such cases. So, your attorney should not simply handle a few cases for friends or family.
- Experience: Law school teaches students to think like attorneys. Only experience teaches them to act like attorneys. This experience includes effectively communicating with clients and generally being a good advocate.
Choose carefully, but at the same time, choose quickly. You have a limited amount of time to act in these situations.
Contact a Diligent Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Pitocin error injury attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Virtual, after-hours, home, and hospital visits are available.