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Cytotec Injury Attorneys

Legal Help If Your Baby Has Suffered from Cytotec (Misoprostol)

Cytotec (misoprostol) is a drug manufactured by Searle and approved by the FDA to treat stomach ulcers. Some medical providers use Cytotec "off-label" to ripen the cervix as part of labor induction. As a result of the increasing off-label use of Cytotec by doctors delivering babies, the manufacturer sent a letter to doctors in August 2000 advising them that Cytotec was not approved for labor induction. There are significant concerns about the safety of using Cytotec for labor induction. In 1999, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) published a Committee Opinion warning that there had been reports of uterine rupture when Cytotec had been used in labor induction in patients with a prior uterine scar—like VBAC patients. ACOG stated its position that Cytotec was not recommended for cervical ripening in patients that had a prior Cesarean delivery or other major uterine surgery.

Free Consultations with a Birth Injury Lawyer

If you were given Cytotec or Cervidil during labor induction and your child suffered an injury, you may have questions about whether the use of these drugs caused or contributed to your child's injury. Please call us at (214) 974-4121 and we will be glad to talk with you about investigating the events of labor and delivery and the cause of your child's injury. Birth injury attorney Laura Brown has years of experience successfully representing families who have suffered with serious birth injuries, prompting her and her firm Birth Injury Safety to sponsor Birth Injury Safety.


Birth Injury Case Results

Gross Settlement/Verdict: $5,800,000.00

Injury: Oxygen Deprivation During Labor & Delivery Resulting in Brain Damage & Cerebral Palsy

  • A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $1,441,584 and $33,666.12 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

Gross Settlement/Verdict: $3,250,000.00

Injury: Oxygen Deprivation During Labor & Delivery Resulting in Brain Injury & Cerebral Palsy

  • A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $1,300,000 and $81,511.14 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

Gross Settlement/Verdict: $1,450,000.00

Injury: Oxygen Deprivation During Labor & Delivery Resulting in Brain Injury & Cerebral Palsy

  • A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $558,000 and $26,618.00 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

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Note: If any of the cases listed here had been unsuccessful, the law firm would have paid all of the expenses for the case without being reimbursed by the client and would have received $0 dollars in attorney's fees.

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Birth Injury Safety
Saint Paul Place, Suite 1660A,
750 N. Saint Paul Street, Dallas Texas 75201

Phone: (214) 974-4121
Email: brown@trialfirm.com

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