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If your delivery necessitates an emergency cesarean section, the consequences of not receiving that surgery in a timely manner can be grave for your newborn child and for your family.
Some are brand new treatments, some are thousands of years old, but they’re all controversial. And they’re performed every day.
Birth injuries are often extremely serious, and the negative consequences are usually permanent. If a birth injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, the law takes that negligence into consideration when apportioning responsibility.
The odds of a poor outcome at trial lead many medical malpractice victims to settle their case outside of litigation. With an experienced, aggressive medical malpractice attorney, injured patients can receive a fair settlement offer which justly compensated them for their losses.
Because children develop at different rates and every child has a different genetic makeup, how a particular injury will manifest in your child cannot always be determined, nor can many injuries be fully diagnosed until the child is a few years old.
NICA is a statutory organization that manages the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan (“Plan”). The Plan is a no-fault compensation program designed to compensate infants who suffered catastrophic injuries during the birth process.
Medical malpractice – or medical negligence – may be committed by many different types of healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, administrators, and other health providers who care for patients on a daily basis.
Although many common maternal delivery injuries stem from undiagnosed illnesses during pregnancy—such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, and infection—physician negligence during delivery can have serious consequences for both mom and baby.
However, just because your loved one underwent a high-risk procedure that ultimately resulted in his or her death, does not excuse a surgeon, surgical team, or medical facility from medical malpractice and wrongful death liability.
In fact, according to a recent national report prepared by the Institute of Medicine, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths occur in the United States each year as a result of medical errors in hospitals alone.
The damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits may be high when patients have been left permanently disabled. The costs of providing medical care for years or even decades can be prohibitive.
Although many common maternal delivery injuries can stem from undiagnosed illnesses during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, diabetes, and infection, physician negligence during delivery can have serious consequences for both mom and baby.
Misdiagnosis does not only cause medical injuries. Dentists, mental health professionals, and other licensed care providers are also legally responsible for meeting a standard of care when treating their patients.
This bill is designed to limit the amount of compensation that families can sue for in a medical malpractice case when their loved one has been killed or severely damaged by a hospital, healthcare facility, or nursing home.
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