Any women who is pregnant today has a higher chance of taking a prescription drug while pregnant than in the past. The percentage of women who take medication while pregnant has increased by 60% compared to the last thirty years. One of the more commonly discussed family of medications is known as SSRIs, which are used to treat anxiety and depression.

Common drugs causing birth defects that are prohibited during pregnancy;

  • Prozac
  • Lexapro
  • Zoloft
  • benzodiazepines
  • acne medications
  • cancer medications,
  • some OTC pain medications and more

Like all pregnancy’s we hope that there are no errors and everything goes smoothly, but with way doctors are today in the medical field there is always situations resulting in error. One of the most common are medication errors, when a doctor prescribes little or too much of something.

Common errors

  • Wrong amounts of Dosage
  • Same Name errors
  • Unreadable handwriting
  • Issues during epidural
  • Misusing medication for something other than what is prescribed

There are always risks associated with childbirth, but some things are not common. In other words, your baby’s injury may have been preventable.

You or your child should not have to suffer due to a medical mistake that could have been prevented. Don’t wait until its too late.  If you believe your child has a birth injury caused by a healthcare provider Call Me! I’ll Be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 877-944-4373.

As your Ohio birth injury attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

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