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Birth Injury

Legal Help For Birth Injuries & COVID-19

Birth Injuries And COVID-19

In and of themselves, both birth injuries and COVID-19 present major life challenges for individuals, families, loved ones, and caretakers. Combined, they create a new level of devastation via sets of circumstances involving injury, illness, and, in the most heartbreaking and unfortunate cases, death. While prevention in either scenario is ideal, negligence and medical malpractice during a pandemic each have the opportunity to become more prevalent. Situations involving exhausted and overworked physicians, medical assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaning crews; reductions in staff; insufficient amounts or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE); improperly cleaned equipment and/or supplies; and other factors can...

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Breech Birth Injuries & Getting Legal Help

Breech Birth Injuries

Among the potential problems that can result in birth injuries are breech birth injuries. Breech births are those in which a fetus is not in the correct position to emerge head first, but rather feet first or buttocks first. The types of birth injuries that can be sustained as a result may affect the child, the mother, or both. In situations in which a baby is in breech position, doctors often attempt careful manual manipulation to move the baby into a head-first birth position. While this is effective in many cases, it carries its own set of risks, including potential umbilical...

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Wrongful Death In Florida: What You Need To Know From A Legal Perspective

wrongful death in Florida

Among the civil lawsuits able to be brought to court in Florida are those involving wrongful deaths. Per Florida statutes section 768.19, when a death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of another person, including those occurring on navigable waters, it is considered a wrongful death.1 Overall, there are three main aspects to keep in mind with regard to Florida wrongful death claims: 1) only certain parties may bring a wrongful death claim in Florida; 2) there are specifics on damages; and 3) there are time limits for filing a claim. What Parties...

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Hospital Medical Malpractice Negligence And Legal Liability

Hospital Medical Malpractice Negligence

Hospital Medical malpractice negligence is generally synonymous with the thought of wrongdoing on behalf of a doctor or other medical professional. In actuality, however, there are numerous points of potential liability to consider in hospital medical malpractice negligence cases. Medical care can go awry at any point from admission forward in a hospital. In fact, a hospital may be liable in more situations than you realize. These can include scenarios involving not only doctors, but employees. And in a number of cases, the doctors are not the employees. Doctors: Employees or Independent Contractors?When hospital doctors who are employees provide improper treatment...

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Birth Injuries: Securing Compensation For Long-Term Care

Birth-Injuries

Birth injuries are devastating and heartbreaking, no matter what type. They may be the result of brain damage, asphyxia, hypoxia, organ failure, infection, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, C-sections, or other events. Those that cause permanent injury to a child, a mother, or both create the most serious scenarios with regard to costs and other considerations involving both current and future care. Needs may include: Medical testingHealth monitoringPhysician costsSpecialist costsLong-term caretakersMental health careCustom prostheticsMobility devices (wheelchairs)Specialty educationVehicle modificationHome modificationFurniture modificationTransportation costsSecurityInability to work Given the extent of potentially lifelong needs in birth injury negligence cases, it is crucial to obtain compensation commensurate to...

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Birth Injury Claims: Legal Questions And Answers

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

The shock and heartbreak of learning that your baby has a birth injury parallels with having a wide variety of questions regarding the cause, future care, and costs. These generally correlate with contacting a birth injury lawyer to discuss legal liability regarding your baby’s injury. The following are common questions regarding birth injury claims: What Is One Of The First Things I Should Do If I Learn My Child Has A Birth Injury?In addition to practicing self care by eating nutritious meals, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep, it is beneficial to confirm the type of birth injury your child has...

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Black newborn babies more likely to die when looked after by White doctors

Black Birth Injuries

(CNN) Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely than White Babies to die when looked after by White doctors, a study has found. The mortality rate of Black newborn babies in hospital shrunk by between 39% and 58% when Black physicians took charge of the birth, according to the research, which laid bare how shocking racial disparities in human health can affect even the first hours of a person's life. By contrast, the mortality rate for White babies was largely unaffected...

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From Prevention To Palsy: How Most Birth Injuries Occur

Birth Injuries

Learning that your newborn baby has birth injuries is a horrific experience. You have questions. And you want answers—along with help, direction, resources…and justice. Not to mention fair compensation for your birth injury negligence settlement so that you can pay for care and services for your child. This is especially important when your child’s care requirements will be ongoing. There are a number of causes of birth injuries, the great majority of which are related to medical negligence. These include errors on the behalf of doctors, surgeons, medical staff, nurses, and hospitals. In cases of birth injuries resulting in palsy, for example,...

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Legal Help For C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence. Cesarean section (also called C-section) births are often performed with the intent to avoid injury to both mother and child. Common reasons for performing them include fetal distress, a mother’s high blood pressure, breech position of a baby, and the need to deliver multiple babies.  Unfortunately, C-sections themselves sometimes result in birth injuries. Such injuries can include fetal lacerations (which can additionally result in Erb’s Palsy, fractures, and cervical cord injuries, among other things), anesthesia injuries, maternal surgical injuries, infections, blood clots, hemorrhages, and even death.1,2 Further, delays in performing C-sections can not only...

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Mallard & Sharp Achieve Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Miami Dade

Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is proud to announce their achievement of obtaining the Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, and the 9th largest verdict for the entire state in 2017. Under the professional direction of founding member Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and co-counsel Vidian Mallard, the firm successfully attained the highest medical malpractice verdict in Miami Dade in the amount of $33,153,912.00 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502 (case type Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, and...

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