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Infant Eye Injuries Birth Injuries In Instrument-Assisted Delivery

Infant Eye Injuries

All birth injuries are devastating, particularly those that create long-term or permanent deficits and hardships for infants and families. Among the most troubling are eye-related (ocular) birth injuries due to medical malpractice negligence, many of which occur during instrument-related delivery via the use of forceps.1 Research has shown that infant eye injuries include corneal abrasions, hemorrhages in the eye, scarring, and permanent loss of visual acuity.2  Other related injuries include damage to the eyelids, which can result in the need for multiple surgeries and may result in permanent facial deformity.2 In some cases, more than one incidence of medical malpractice negligence by...

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The 8-Year Deadline: Do You Have A Birth Injury Case That Qualifies?

Birth Injury Case

Caring for a healthy infant takes time and energy. Caring for an infant with birth injuries can be overwhelming and exhausting at a different level, making it difficult to find time for self care, let alone the time and energy to find an expert birth injury lawyer or legal team. However, seeking legal help with a birth injury case can offer many benefits, including ensuring fair financial compensation for what lies ahead for both child and family. Not to mention justice. But what if you don’t realize your infant has a birth injury due to physician medical malpractice negligence? Or your...

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Miami Lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp Secures Third Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement In U.S.

Medical Malpractice Settlement Bo Sharp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2023                  MIAMI, Florida – Noted record-setting medical malpractice birth injury lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp of the Miami law firm Mallard & Sharp has recently been named to the top ten TopVerdict.com settlements list for 2022. Sharp, who was previously recognized for recovering one of the top 21 personal injury verdicts nationally for 2017, has been listed third on Top Verdict’s top ten list for medical malpractice settlements recovered in the nation last year. The recovery in the case was 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-). It represents the largest birth...

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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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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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