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Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Lawsuit involving Stillborn to Continue

In January 2009, Shunteria S. McIntyre gave birth to a stillborn child. Three days later, she collapsed and died. Under Florida law, a deceased person’s estate can bring a lawsuit for wrongful death when a doctor’s medical error causes the death. According to a legal complaint, Ms. McIntyre had lost…

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America: The Most Dangerous Nation to Give Birth in the Developed World

The U.S. spends far more in health care than any other nation on earth—over $10,000 per person. For that kind of money, the U.S. should be a world leader in health outcomes. Unfortunately, the U.S. lags in many areas, and one area in particular—maternal health—is particularly disturbing. According to statistics,…

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