A proposed bill, backed by Maryland lawmakers, aims to create a birth injury fund for babies who have developed neurological abnormalities during birth, according to an online report by The Baltimore Sun published on Monday, February 10.
The legislation suggests that medical malpractices insurers, and doctors and institutions offering obstetric and gynecologic services should annually pay fees to generate funds that would help the families recover from medical bills and lost income because of a birth injury.
The sponsors of the bill also hope that the proposal will alleviate the financial responsibilities the practitioners and the hospitals confront due to allegations of medical malpractice and/or negligence. Among the sponsors are University of Maryland Medical System and John Hopkins Hospital, which both believe the proposal is essential to keep these doctors and hospitals providing care.
If you are planning to take legal action after your baby has developed cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice, speak with a lawyer from The Driscoll Firm, as we have years of experience successfully helping clients get the compensation they are seeking and constantly stay up-to-date on possible legislation changes such as this. You can reach us by calling (800) 305-9800.