Oxytocin (/ˌɒksɨˈtoʊsɪn/; Oxt) is a nonapeptide hormone in mammals. It is also available as a medication.Oxytocin is normally produced in the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. It plays a role in intimacy, sexual reproduction of both sexes, and during and after childbirth as well as social bonding. It is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and uterus during labor and with stimulation of the nipples following childbirth. This helps with birth, maternal bonding, and lactation. Studies have looked at oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, pair bonding, anxiety, and maternal behaviors.
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  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    … be difficult to bring in Texas due to tort reform measures, you will be hard-pressed to find another law firm in Texas with more experience handling birth injury cases. Fetal bradycardia frequently leads to brain damage in newborns, and can even lead to the development of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder. If your child suffered a birth injury due…

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  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    … accepted standards of practice in the medical community and this results in an injury, by law, they have committed medical malpractice and open themselves up to a lawsuit. Evidence isn’t easy to find if you’re not working with an experienced Texas birth injury attorney, so it is important to choose your legal representative carefully by asking…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Uterine Tachysystole

    … (referred to as placental abruption) and deprive the baby of oxygen. Fetal acidosis is yet another complication associated with Pitocin-induced tachysystole, and results in the baby’s blood becoming too acidic at birth. This can affect the child’s cells and their ability to carry oxygen throughout the baby’s circulatory system, resulting in irreversible…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    …Have you suffered serious complications or a birth injury due to a uterine rupture while at a Texas hospital? If your baby suffered a serious birth injury following a ruptured uterus, call our Dallas birth injury attorneys at 1-877-405-4313 for free information on how we can help for no out-of-pocket cost to you. The uterus is informally known…

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  • Malpractice Caps Cut $10M Birth Injury Verdict to $750K

    … attempt failed. After the baby was delivered, medical personnel discovered she suffered from intracranial ischemic injuries. The lawsuit further claims the doctor used Pitocin during the mother’s labor even though the baby had an abnormal fetal heart rate. After the baby was transferred to a children’s hospital in Houston, radiology studies revealed she…

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  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

    … family deserves. Birth Injuries Caused by Pitocin® Pitocin® (oxytocin injection, USP) is a drug which is administered to women who are about to go into labor to help ripen the cervix, as well as induce artificial contractions. Pitocin is a synthetic version of oxytocin (a naturally-occurring hormone), similar to Syntocinon. That said, the use…

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  • $2.05 Million Birth Injury Recovery

    … during childbirth, and ultimately seeded in the newborn’s brain where it multiplied unchecked. Additionally, the child suffered a degree of asphyxia as her brain was not receiving adequate oxygenation. Rasansky Law Firm ultimately negotiated a settlement of over $2 million. Total Award: $2,050,000 Attorney Fees: $804,347.44 Case Expenses: $104,222.12 See More Case Results The post $2.05 Million Birth Injury Recovery appeared first on Rasansky Law Firm. …

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