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Doctors fault!!!!!!!!!

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Hi, i need a lil advice,the limitations iam sure have ran out but if i could help just one person that would all i would need.I had a doctor while i was preagnet well my doc was out so i had to go to another doctor and when it got close to my due date he said i needed to go on in and he would induce labor cause i was like 4 cm dialated i asked him are you sure this baby is ready he smiled at me and said yes dont worry this was my first so i felt like he new what he was doing.well i had william and as soon as i had him he went into respitory destess i was so scared he was premature i was so mad at the doctor i almost lost my baby cause of this doctor i would have sued him but two weeks later my son was fine he stayed in icu for two weeks but he is fine now.i live in florida i heard he was doing all the girls that way but i was so stressed and happy that william was fine but i feel like the doctor should pay for what he did.what are the limatations in florida william is 6 years old now i had him in 1994.thanks



I am so sorry for your nightmare, but am glad that you and William are now doing so well. Each state's statutes of limitations will differ, and they can also differ depending on the type of claim and if the claim involves a minor child so you will need to consult with a Florida attorney who specializes in malpractice. However, typically in malpractice cases a person needs to prove medical negligence through very expensive expert testimony and the person also needs to prove through expert medical testimony that any negligence was a cause of serious injury. The last birth trauma medical malpractice case I was involved in in simply out of pocket costs was over 100,000. Much of these expenses were for the necessary experts. Thus, the sad reality is that with many cases even if find an expert who will testify to negligence (and defense will find experts who will Disagree), if the injuries are not of a serious longterm nature, juries simply do not award enough damages to cover the costs. In such a circumstance, an attorney does a client a real disservice to pursue a case that knows even if likely win at court, after cost are deducted, the client in reality loses. These are often the very real practical issues of such malpractice cases and issues that must be discussed in depth with an attorney.
Good luck, and God bless!

George H. Senteney
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