Birth Injuries

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Oregon Supreme Court Declines to Apply $500,000 Cap on Non-Economic Damages to Birth Injuries Claim

In Klutschkowski v. Peacehealth, et al., No. 160615518 (Ore., Sept. 26, 2013), the Oregon State Supreme Court unanimously held that an Oregon statute capping non-economic damages at $500,000 was unconstitutional as applied to...more

Florida High Court Upholds Florida's Birth Injury Compensation Plan (NICA)

Last term, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a state plan that provides up to $100,000 to the parents or legal guardians of an infant found to have sustained a birth-related neurological injury. See...more

Claims Of Medical Malpractice From Birth Injuries

According to the National Healthcare Quality Report, more than six birth trauma injuries occur for every 1,000 live births. More alarming is that significantly more birth injuries occur in large hospitals compared to small...more

Birth Injuries May Lead To A Medical Malpractice Suit

What can be one of the most joyous events in a person’s life, the birth of a baby, can quickly turn into a nightmare if the infant is injured because of a needless medical mishap during delivery. There are many different...more

Causes Of Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

In 2011, a Michigan jury awarded $144 million to Kimberly Van Slembrouk for the injuries caused by Beaumont Hospital to her baby daughter during birth. The baby suffered irrevocable injuries when the hospital staff declined...more

An Overlooked Problem: The Rise of Maternal Birth Injuries

Actress Tori Spelling, as reported by the New York Daily News, was admitted to the hospital in September 2012 for complications during the birth of her fourth child. Spelling had a C-section and was rushed to the hospital...more

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