Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Cytotec Liaibility

A doctor and hospital in Cape Town, South Africa were found liable this week after a baby sustained brain damage during labor. Labor had been induced using Cytotec (Misoprostol) and the court found that the doctor did not properly direct the nursing staff to continuously monitor the condition of the baby.

Note from the Mommy Blawger - the manufacturer of Cytotec recommends that it not be given to pregnant women because is may cause uterine rupture. It is a Pregnancy Category X drug.

Link: Cape Times - Doctor, nurses found liable for damages

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