Medication Errors Can Cause Birth Injury

Medication Errors

Women are prescribed and receive a number of medications that help with pain and complications during pregnancy, labor and delivery. However, the wrong medication or dosage may be administered that can affect the health of the baby and/or the mother.

What Medication Errors Can Occur During Pregnancy?

Any number of medication mistakes can occur during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, including:

  • administering a medication that may be dangerous to a baby or can cause birth defects
  • administering the incorrect drug
  • administering a drug that’s intended to serve a different purpose
  • administering anesthesia incorrectly

These types of errors are most often the result of negligence by the doctor, anesthesiologist, nurse, or other medical professional.

What Are the Effects of Medication Errors?

Different medication mistakes lead to different outcomes for the patient. Administering a drug to a mother that is dangerous for her unborn baby, for example, could result in a birth injury, such as heart or brain damage, seizures, pulmonary hypertension, or other developmental problems. Likewise, off-label use of a drug can lead to uterine rupture, embolism of the amniotic fluid, premature birth, or even death.

What if My Child Suffered a Birth Injury Because of a Medication Error?

If you believe that you or your child suffered after receiving the incorrect medication or an improper dosage as a result of your doctor’s negligence, an attorney can help you hold the right party accountable. Thurswell Law has been representing families of children with birth injuries since 1968. We do not charge a fee unless you successfully collect in your case. Call us for a free consultation today at (248) 354-2222.

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