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HPS Headline: Miami Herald Article “Florida protected OB-GYNS from paying for their mistakes. They handed taxpayers the tab” Discusses Proposed Changes to NICA Plan

At HPS, we continue to fight for the rights of injured children and their families. When a child is born with brain damage, doctors and hospitals can often times avoid financial responsibility by claiming that the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), the organization that manages the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan, should foot the bill for the injured baby‘s future medical care. This hasn’t been fair since this law was enacted in 1988 and now, proposed changes by the Florida legislature and a new federal lawsuit “might” provide better financial benefits for the families devastated by such an injury. These legal challenges aren’t enough, in our view, to radically change this unfair law which serves as a legal obstacle to suing doctors and hospitals when these mistakes happen and prevents financial recovery for the children that need it. If you believe you have a qualifying case that needs immediate attention, please contact us at

Read the full Miami-Herald article here.