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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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Medical Trainees and Medical Malpractice Negligence

Medical Trainees and Medical Malpractice Negligence

Medical malpractice negligence can involve a host of individuals, from doctors, specialists, and midwives to nurses, physician assistants, and medical technicians. But there’s another type of common medical provider that carries risk as well: medical trainees. And the number of trainees in Florida has grown, not only due to the effects and after-effects of Covid, but also due to longstanding issues in medical understaffing in the state.1,2 Any branch of medicine and any sub-specialty may utilize trainees, and therefore is susceptible to related occurrences of medical malpractice negligence. This includes internal medicine, dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, and even surgical dentistry. The August 2022...

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Prolonged Labor Birth Injuries

Prolonged Labor Birth Injuries

The average labor timeframe for a first-time birth is approximately 12-24 hours, and about 10-14 hours for subsequent births.1,2  Prolonged labor is that which exceeds these approximations. It does not progress at an appropriate pace, and can result in birth injury to a baby, mother (or surrogate), or both due to complications. Such complications can include3: - low oxygen levels for the baby - abnormal heart rhythm in the baby - abnormal substances in the amniotic fluid - a uterine infection These complications and others can create serious health risks, and even lead to death. In some cases, the complications are a result of medical malpractice negligence. In...

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Maternal C-Section Birth Injuries

Maternal C-Section Birth Injuries

Cesarean delivery of a baby (also referred to as a C-section) is the surgical procedure utilized when pregnancy risks or complications are present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2020 alone, 1,148,692 babies were born in the U.S. by C-section.1 That’s more than 30 percent of all babies born in the U.S. during that year. C-sections sometimes result in maternal birth injuries. While some maternal C-section birth injuries may result in temporary and/or minor injuries, other maternal C-sections birth injuries may result in permanent conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, maternal C-section birth injuries include2: - Infection (at...

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Infant C-Section Birth Injuries

C-section birth injury

Cesarean delivery of a baby, also referred to as a C-section, is the surgical procedure involving incisions made in the abdomen and uterus of a pregnant individual in order to address or avoid pregnancy complications.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,148,692 babies were born by C-section in the U.S. in 2020 alone.2 That’s nearly 32% of all babies born in the U.S. for that year. When this type of delivery is utilized, C-section birth injuries can occur. The risk naturally grows with the increasing number of C-sections performed. A research study done from January 1, 1999 to...

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Florida Premature Birth Injuries

Brain Injury During Birth

One of the most traumatic and distressing situations parents can experience while pregnant is that of having their child or children born too early. A premature (also called preterm) birth is any birth that occurs earlier than 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.1 In 2020, one in ten U.S. babies was born prematurely.2 It’s an astounding number. Sadly, in many cases, premature births result in birth injuries or infant deaths. In fact, complications from preterm births are the leading cause of death in children under five.1 Complications of premature births can include incomplete organ development, vision problems, hearing impairment, improperly formed bones and...

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Florida Birth Injury Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations

“How long do we have to file a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit?” It’s a question every parent with a provable birth injury medical malpractice negligence case needs to know the answer to. It’s especially important to know due to the fact that caring for a child who has a birth injury generally takes more time and effort than for a child who doesn’t, and time can pass quickly. Time is of the essence in such cases, however, in part due to how the law is structured. A set amount of time, known as the Florida Statute of Limitations (Chapter 95,...

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Florida Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits Q&A

Florida Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Establishing liability in nursing home abuse and negligence cases has changed over the past few years, particularly since the onset of COVID-19, causing additional challenges in seeking justice and fair compensation for victims. The following are commonly asked questions about Florida nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuits: What Is The Most Recent Law Passed With Regard To Florida Nursing Homes? HB1239 is the most recent law passed involving Florida nursing homes.1 It includes a reduced amount of a minimum of 2.0 hours of direct care by a certified nursing assistant per resident per day. The amount of direct care was previously 2.5 hours. Are There...

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The 993: Is Your Loved One a Victim of Florida Nursing Home Negligence?

Florida Nursing Home Negligence

Nine hundred and ninety-three. That’s the number of instances in which residents at Florida nursing homes walked out the door without supervision, proper authorization, or both between 2017 and 2021, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).1 That includes individuals with dementia or other forms of cognitive impairment. Each account is disturbing, and in many cases the situations were life threatening. It’s a harrowing scenario for family members and loved ones. The International Council of Nurses’ definition of nursing includes “promotion of a safe environment.”2 Wandering from a nursing home and being found over 5 miles away on...

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Five Considerations for the Best Miami Birth Injury Settlement

miami birth injury settlement

The financial aspects associated with learning that a newborn has one or more birth injuries include not only medical bills and related impending expenses, but also future care. Future care can include unforeseen needs associated with physical therapy, specialty education, handicap transportation, and a host of other scenarios. It is a major reason why obtaining fair compensation is critical in legal actions focused on securing the best Miami birth injury settlement. The following are five considerations when selecting an expert lawyer or legal team in order to recover the best Miami birth injury settlement in preparation for all costs, including future...

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