The number of alleged victims of a Moncton nurse’s inappropriate treatment is growing.
The Horizon Health Network has publicly confirmed there were “at least two” pregnant women who had to receive emergency intervention after receiving the labour-inducing drug oxytocin (Pitocin) inappropriately from the registered nurse.
A spokeswoman said 40 more women had come forward as of Tuesday seeking information from the Moncton Hospital about their treatment.
Fidelis Law Droit and John McKiggan, a medical malpractice lawyer based in Halifax, have been asked to represent dozens of women who suspect they were also treated by the nurse. The women have told the law firms that they are concerned they were also victims of the inappropriate administration of oxytocin by the nurse.
McKiggan said in an interview that the hospital should be providing women with more information, as in some instances the mothers aren’t being told if the registered nurse being investigated was involved in their treatment.
The hospital “should be acknowledging their responsibility for what happened and offering whatever information they can to mothers who were concerned about whether or not they were victimized,” he added.
“I spoke to one mom this week who called the hospital to try and find out if the nurse involved was part of her labour and delivery team … but the hospital refused to tell her whether the nurse was on the team.”
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If you or a family member had a caesarian section at the Moncton Hospital and are wondering about your legal rights, contact Fidelis Law Droit at 1-888-644-5587 or McKiggan Hebert at 1-888-510-3577 for a case evaluation at no charge, or visit MonctonOxytocin.com