New York Tachysystole
Tachysystole is a condition during labor and delivery that involves excessively frequent contractions during. It is defined as more than 5 contractions in a 10 minute period over the course of 30 minutes. Tachysystole also occurs when contractions last over two minutes. Too many contractions can be dangerous for the baby, as the baby will not have enough time to recover from each contraction. As a result the baby may be deprived of oxygen. Mothers who are at risk for tachysystole should be monitored closely. If your baby suffered a serious birth injury related to tachysystole and you believe that medical negligence was involved, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced New York tachysystole Iawyer who will review your medical records and explain the process for asserting your legal rights through a medical malpractice claim.Causes and dangers of tachysystole
The most common cause of tachysystole is the use of labor-inducing medication such as oxytocin. Too much oxytocin can lead to too frequent contractions. Mothers who are given oxytocin should be closely monitored. If your baby suffered a tachysystole-related injury after you were given oxytocin discuss your case with an experienced New York tachysystole lawyer to determine if negligence was involved in your child’s injury.
Other causes of tachysystole include preeclampsia, placental abruption, material dehydration, and chorioamnionitis (a condition in which bacteria infects the amniotic fluid).
Tachysystole is a dangerous condition as it can cause the umbilical cord to be pinched during contractions. This can lead to an interruption of oxygen and blood flow to the baby, leading to serious injuries such as asphyxia. When a baby’s brain does not get enough oxygen, the damage to the brain can be permanent, leading to cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and intellection disabilities.Pursuing compensation for tachysystole
As a skilled tachysystole attorney in New York will explain, one of the most common causes of tachysystole is the use of oxytocin. While oxytocin may be necessary to simulate labor contractions and help speed up a prolonged delivery, it must be administered properly. The mother must be monitored for too frequent contractions. If a mother’s contractions do become too frequent and reach the level of tachysystole, then the doctor must respond properly. Failure to do so can result in the baby being deprived of oxygen. If a doctor fails to follow established protocol on how to administer oxytocin and as a result your baby is injured, the doctor may be legally liable. For example, if the doctor decided to give you oxytocin after only a few hours of labor and as a result the too frequent contractions resulting in your baby suffering brain damage due to a lack of oxygen, your doctor may have been negligent in giving you oxytocin before your labor had been “prolonged.”
In order to recover damages for an injury related to tachysystole, you must be able to show that you had a doctor-patient relationship with the doctor you name as the defendant, that the doctor breach the standard of care in the manner that he or she treated you, that as a result your baby was injured, and that your baby suffered a loss.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suspect that your baby’s injury was related to the negligent management of tachysystole by your doctor, do not hesitate to immediately contact an experienced attorney. The tachysystole attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have decades of experience winning substantial compensation for victims injured due to the negligence of others. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.