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Midwife Medical Malpractice Negligence Birth Injuries

Midwife Medical Malpractice Negligence Birth Injuries

While in many instances births via midwife — regardless of where they take place — are successful or uneventful, in others catastrophic events occur that lead to serious lifelong injuries or even death. Over the past several years, both out-of-hospital and in-hospital or birthing center births utilizing midwives have been under scrutiny in Florida. The focus has been on midwife medical malpractice negligence birth injuries. In mid August of 2019, the Herald-Tribune published an article detailing the results of an investigation done in unison with GateHouse Media that showed out-of-hospital deliveries were twice as likely to result in infant injury or...

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Low Birthweight Birth Injuries

Low Birthweight Birth Injuries

Whether born early or full term, underweight infants can face a number of challenges that range from developmental issues to fighting for survival. Underweight babies may sustain problems with their brains, lungs, hearts, and other organs, including bones. While some sustained injuries related to being underweight may resolve or partially resolve over time, others can have long-lasting detrimental effects that affect an infant’s long-term quality of life. According to the March of Dimes and other respected entities, being born with a low birthweight may predispose individuals to heart, pancreas, and kidney issues, among other things, later in life. Proper medical...

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Miami Lawyer Richard Bo Sharp Lands Top Spot Among Personal Injury Settlements Nationwide

Judgement Award Settlement for Personal Injury Settlements

Noted record-setting medical malpractice birth injury lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. of the Miami law firm Mallard & Sharp has been recognized once again — this time for obtaining The Third Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement Nationwide In 2022 And One Of The Top 21 Personal Injury Settlements Across The Entire United States For 2022. Visit TopVerdict to see the full list. The recovery in the case, a record-setting $12,000,000 settlement in the Federal Tort Claim Action styled HACKING vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Case No.: 2:19-cv-14449-), represents the largest birth injury medical malpractice settlement with the Federal Government in Florida, and is also one...

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Richard ‘Bo’ Sharp Recovers One Of The Top 21 Personal Injury Settlements In America In 2022

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE NOTABLE CASE: SETTLEMENT: $12,000,000

On the heels of winning a $33.8 Million medical malpractice verdict that was the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the State of Florida in 2017, Richard "Bo" Sharp was lead council for the recovery of a 2022 Medical Malpractice Settlement of $12 Million. This settlement represents the largest FTCA medical malpractice settlement in Florida and one of the largest FTCA settlements, of any type (if not the largest), that has been recovered in the State of Florida. This settlement also represents one of the Top 21 Personal Injury Settlements Obtained In The Entire United States In The Year 2022. Visit TopVerdict to...

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Pelvic Floor Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

Pelvic Floor Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

Among the most serious and problematic birth injuries affecting mothers and surrogates are those involving pelvic floor damage. Such injuries can result in life-altering short- or long-term detrimental effects that reach well beyond constant internal pain. These include sexual dysfunction, bladder incontinence, and bowel issues.1 Pelvic prolapse, which is due to internal organs falling or drooping lower than normal, can also occur, and can cause an unsightly bulge that often results in self-conscious feelings as well as pain.2 In some instances, pelvic floor damage is due to medical malpractice negligence. For example, prolonged second stage labor due to medical errors caused...

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In Utero Medical Malpractice Injuries

In Utero Medical Malpractice Injuries

Learning that an infant has one or more developmental problems while in utero is unsettling, to say the least. Parents are faced with an array of considerations, questions, and treatment choices with the hope of finding viable options that result in having a healthy baby. Fortunately, advances in science and medicine have provided treatment options for infants prior to birth for a number of medical conditions. These include heart, brain, and lung problems, among many others, and even conditions affecting twin pregnancies.1 Numerous potential treatments are available, from blood transfusions to surgery and beyond.2 Like all medical procedures, however, in utero treatment...

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Infant Birth Injuries Due To Epidurals

Infant Birth Injuries Due To Epidurals

While epidurals used during birth labor are utilized and intended to reduce maternal pain, they are not without risks. Some of these risks affect babies in addition to mothers and surrogates. For example, epidurals may cause prolonged labor,1 and while rare, this in turn may result in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in an infant, a form of brain dysfunction caused by a decrease or lack of oxygen or blood flow to the infant’s brain.2,3 HIE can be recognized by a variety of symptoms, including breathing problems, distorted muscle tone, a lack of common reflexes, and seizures, among other things.2  It can...

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Miami Attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. Recovers Record $12 Million FTCA Medical Malpractice Settlement

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Noted Miami Attorney Richard "Bo" Sharp, Esq. of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. secured a $12,000,000 settlement from the United States Of America in the Federal Tort Claim Action, styled, HACKING vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Case No.: 2:19-cv-14449-), filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida in Ft. Pierce, Florida and defended by the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida. This represents one of the Top 21 Personal Injury Settlements Obtained In The Entire United States In The Year 2022. The $12 million settlement resolved Mallard & Sharp’s infant client’s claims, as well as the claims of her parents,...

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Fathers’ Birth Trauma

Fathers Birth Trauma

The majority of birth injury cases focus on the physical and emotional effects on the baby or the mother (or surrogate). Rarely are the effects on a father fully considered, let alone adequately addressed. Yet men who experience fathers’ birth trauma may need support in a number of ways, including emotionally, physically, financially — and legally. This is especially so in cases in which a spouse, partner, or baby dies in childbirth due to medical malpractice negligence, or in the most devastating scenario of all in which both a mother and baby die due to such negligence. Rachel Diamond, Ph.D. effectively...

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Medication Related Birth Injuries

Medication Related Birth Injuries

While some medications utilized during labor and delivery are essential, helpful, or cause no harm, others can have devastating effects on an infant. This, in turn, can create emotional, physical, and financial hardships for parents. Medication related birth injuries can range from deficits in attention and feeding to heart and kidney problems.1 There are a number of scenarios in which medication related birth injuries may be due to medical malpractice negligence. Failure to properly monitor maternal medication dosages in pregnancies in which babies have low birth weights is one such instance. Another is the potential for a brachial plexus birth injury...

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