NICA: The Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA) allows families to receive compensation for injuries that occurred to the child during labor, birth, or the immediate period after birth referred to as the resuscitation period.
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NICA Neurological Injury Compensation Act - Frequently Asked Questions
Minor medical errors are mistakes healthcare providers make that do not result in significant harm to their patients or anyone else. When a healthcare provider commits an act of clear negligence that causes harm, however, they may be liable for medical malpractice. If you suffered harm because of an error made by a doctor orRead More
Yes, you can sue for malpractice if your loved one dies from withdrawal or detoxification in a treatment center. Treatment center care providers must monitor patients’ withdrawal symptoms during detoxification. If a patient experiences complications, they may need medication, additional medical support, or emergency care. In some cases, pre-existing mental, emotional, or physical health careRead More
NICA Neurological Injury Compensation Act - News Articles
California Family Continues to Wait for Millions Awarded in 2014 More than nine years ago a routine prenatal exam at the Pittsburg Health Center, located in northern California, ended in catastrophe for the Cuevas family. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of the family, the attending doctor did not respond quickly enoughRead More
After dropping precipitously from 2003 through 2012, medical malpractice settlements are on the rise again, according to data from Diederich Healthcare. In 2017, roughly $3.9 billion was paid out to victims of medical malpractice. That represents a 2.34 percent increase from 2016. If these trends continue, medical malpractice victims will receive more than $4 billion inRead More