Category: Birth Injuries

Nica: Florida’s “no Fault” Scheme to Avoid Compensation for Birth Injuries

Many parents and expectant parents in Florida do not realize that they may have already given up their right to sue if their infant was injured during labor and delivery. That is because the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act (“NICA” for short) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1988, specifically to exempt these […]

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Avoidable Birth Injuries and Brain Damage in Children

Medical science has made incredible advances in obstetrics over the last 20 years. When a pregnant woman is hooked up to available equipment, just about every variable of her health and the health of her unborn child is measured and quantified. Unfortunately, machines cannot do all of the work. It still takes skilled medical professionals […]

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Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Steroids That Could Protect Preterm Babies

A new study shows that only half of eligible women in low- and middle-income countries at risk for preterm births receive an inexpensive group of drugs, called antenatal corticosteroids, to prevent complications and death in premature babies. The research, which was published online on August 13, 2014 in The Lancet, looked at the use of prenatal steroid injection use […]

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