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
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are four major types of infant skull fractures caused by medical malpractice, including: Linear skull fractures Depressed skull fractures Diastatic skull fractures Basilar skull fractures Each of these skull fractures can affect an infant differently and may require a unique, individualized plan for monitoring and treatment. If your childRead More
Since their implementation within the medical field, X-Rays have been an important diagnostic tool for medical professionals. Being able to view an image of the internal structure of a patient is an invaluable aid for both diagnostics and operative care. X-rays use radiation in order to produce an image. While all radiation is dangerous inRead More
NICA Neurological Injury Compensation Act - News Articles
A 38-year old husband and father of two has filed a lawsuit against a Jacksonville area health facility, primary care physician, and plastic surgeon after his 39-year old wife passed away after suffering a blood clot in her lung. According to the Florida Times-Union, David Boon believes that his wife died as the result ofRead More
A 5-year old Pennsylvania boy was recently awarded $1.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit over a surgical procedure that left him with a brain injury. At only 11-months old, Keonte Graham suffered from sleep apnea so badly that his parents took him to Dr. Andrew Shapiro in 2007 for consultation and to find aRead More