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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You can suffer a spinal cord injury as a result of medical malpractice. Depending on the severity of the damage and the level of your spine, you might not be able to walk again, use your arms, or even breathe on your own. How Medical Malpractice Can Cause a Spinal Cord Injury When you receiveRead More
Cerebral palsy is not a single disorder but rather an umbrella term used to describe a broad range of neurological abnormalities, affecting movement and posture that first occur in the fetal or infant brain. Importantly, these movement disorders may be accompanied by disturbances in sensation, cognition, communication and behavior. While the phrase “cerebral palsy” isRead More
NICA Neurological Injury Compensation Act - News Articles
Family of Deceased Veteran Settles 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $2,650,000 Gary Wheelis, then 63, was enjoying a meal on December 12, 2012, when he began to choke on a piece of his food. Wheelis was not able to dislodge the obstruction, but he made it to the Backus Hospital, located in Norwich, Connecticut,Read More
Errors by radiologists can occur for a number of reasons, from misreading X-rays to poor communication with physicians, and they can result in very serious health complications that can even be life-threatening. In the case of one New York man, an error by a radiologist proved to be life-altering and a jury awarded him $2.1Read More