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Uninsured Doctor Birth Injuries

Uninsured Doctor Birth Injuries

“Can we file a birth injury lawsuit against a doctor who has no medical liability insurance?” In short, the answer is yes. Cases involving uninsured doctor birth injuries in which provable medical malpractice negligence has occurred can generally be developed into lawsuits. Florida state law does not require that a licensed physician carry medical liability insurance if that physician meets specific requirements set forth in the law.1 The law does, however, require that a statement be prominently posted stating the following:  “Under Florida law, physicians are generally required to carry medical malpractice insurance or otherwise demonstrate financial responsibility to cover potential claims for...

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Future Risks of Heart-Related Maternal Birth Injuries

Maternal Birth Injuries

Elective inductions. Scheduled Cesareans. Unknowing mothers. Preterm birth, also referred to as premature birth, is live birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation, as defined by the World Health Organization and other noted authorities.1,2 Birth that occurs even one week earlier can create serious potential complications for both mother and baby.3,4 Yet over 90% of women are unaware of this fact.4 And the numbers are staggering: up to 18% of births globally are preterm.5 When premature birth occurs, a baby’s brain, lungs, and other vital organs are not fully developed. Future risks of cardiovascular-related and brain-related infant birth injuries due to premature...

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Future Heart Risks Due To Asphyxia Related Birth Injuries

Asphyxia Related Birth Injuries

Asphyxia related birth injuries are those that occur due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain before or during childbirth.1 Asphyxia can lead to seizures, which in turn have been shown to be linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) during childhood and early adulthood according to a journal article in the Lancet this month.2 The research noted a five-fold risk increase of stroke and heart failure due to such seizures that resulted from asphyxia-related birth injuries. In addition to the obvious physical and emotional detriments this research brings to light are compensation issues. When...

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A Mother and Child De-Union: Birth Injury Separation Compensation

birth injury separation

When people think about neonatal birth injuries, a host of things generally comes to mind, including brachial plexus injuries, fractures, nerve damage, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain damage, umbilical cord injuries, and even, tragically, death. Then there are maternal birth injuries, including skin tears, hemorrhoids, and urinary tract and pelvic floor damage. But there’s another serious birth injury with lasting effects that affects both mother and child (and family members)  in cases in which a mother and child are separated due to birth injury medical malpractice negligence: mental trauma. The emotional aspects of mother/child attachment begin before birth.1 Separation of a mother...

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Resolution Timeframes

Birth Injury Lawsuit

Among the many questions parents of a newborn who has birth injuries ask is the question of how long it will take to resolve their birth injury lawsuit case once they have selected a lawyer or legal team. Mounting medical bills, a monetary need for special care items for the baby, and constant doctor or specialist appointments create a haven of stress from which every parent wants respite, not to mention justice in cases of medical malpractice negligence. Like most other legal cases, a birth injury lawsuit requires proper investigation and coordination to maximize compensation and ensure the best outcome for...

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Cases. What Type of Lawyer Do We Need?

birth injury lawsuit

After the initial shock and devastation associated with learning that your baby has suffered a near-fatal birth injury, you are likely to have an abundance of questions. For most people, these include inquiries about how to best take care of your baby going forward and what type of lawyer to hire in pursuit of justice and fair compensation. Birth injury lawsuit cases must be handled with precision. Expert lawyers and legal teams who specialize in identifying provable birth injury liability lawsuit cases gather essential information critical to effectively developing a birth injury lawsuit case. The facts gathered must be comprehensive, focused, and...

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My Baby Has A Birth Injury. Do I Need A Birth Injury Lawyer?

Birth Injury

You have been told your baby has a birth injury. You are shocked, devastated, and filled with apprehension, not to mention exhausted. You want answers. You want justice. And you want to know what to do going forward with a child who may have long-term care needs. So where do you go from here? Parents and families of birth-injured infants are faced with enduring a wide spectrum of unforeseen difficulties and challenging situations. Caring for an infant with birth injuries can not only be overwhelming, exhausting, and emotional, but also costly. Having a variety of effective support avenues — including a...

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Unforeseen Costs In Long-Term Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

medical malpractice birth injuries

The devastation of learning that your newborn has a birth injury has set in. It’s challenging enough trying to settle into the role of new parent, let alone caregiver of a baby with a long-term birth injury – particularly when the cause is medical malpractice negligence and legalities are likely to ensue. Focusing on the present drains every bit of your brain power and energy. You need help, resources, solutions – and an effective, solid plan for the future. Long-term medical malpractice birth injuries, however, can distort parents’ future views in a number of ways, including with regard to monetary compensation...

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Neonatal Seizure Birth Injuries Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Neonatal Seizure Birth Injuries

Neonatal seizure birth injuries are estimated to occur in approximately 80-120 infants for every 100,000 born in the United States.1 Along with concerns about treatment and care, parents whose infants experience such seizures generally have many questions, including, “What caused my baby to have a seizure?” A variety of conditions, events, and situations can cause a newborn to have a seizure. These include having an inherited condition known as benign familial neonatal seizures (BFNS).2 The most common cause, however, is a lack of oxygen before or during birth due to Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).3 HIE is the result of the brain...

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Umbilical Cord Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Umbilical Cord Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Umbilical cord issues in pregnancy are not uncommon. In fact, it is estimated that between 20 to 30 percent of all babies delivered have one or more “loops” of umbilical cord wrapped around their neck at birth (called a nuchal cord).1 And, according to an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a majority of the time nuchal cords are not majorly problematic.2 However, in some cases umbilical cord problems are the result of medical malpractice negligence that causes serious injury to an infant, or even stillbirth. Umbilical cord medical malpractice birth injuries can occur when an infant’s blood...

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