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Financial Assistance: Disability Specific:

Birth Injury


See also Cerebral Palsy

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Florida

New Sign Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) Florida's Innovative Alternative to Costly Litigationwas created by the Florida Legislature in 1988. NICA is a statutory organization that manages the Florida Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan ("Plan") used to pay for the care of infants born with certain neurological injuries. This Plan is available to eligible families statewide without litigation. By eliminating costly legal proceedings, and through professional management of its disbursements, NICA ensures that birth-injured infants receive the care they need while reducing the financial burden on medical providers and families. NICA's Mission is three-fold: 1. To encourage physicians to practice obstetrics and make obstetrical services available to patients. 2. To stabilize and help make malpractice insurance available to all physicians. 3. To provide needed care to injured children. The NICA Plan may help to provide for the following: * Actual expenses for necessary and reasonable care, services, drugs, equipment, facilities, and travel, excluding expenses that can be compensated by state or federal governments, or by private insurers. * A one-time cash award, not to exceed $100,000, to the infant's parents or guardians. * A death benefit for the infant in the amount of $10,000. * Reasonable expenses for filing the claim, including attorney's fees. For more information, contact the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Compensation Association, Post Office Box 14567, Tallahassee, FL 32317-4567, or Telephone: (850) 488 - 8191, or send e-mail to: info@nica.com or request a brochure Neurological Injury Compensation Association Brochure


Virginia

New Sign Who We Are is a website of one of the most innovative programs in the United States. Designed to assure access to obstetrical services for all residents of the Commonwealth, the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program also has distinguished itself by assuring superior care for admitted children. To email a staff member, please use their first initial and last name followed by @vabirthinjury.com. Every year, small numbers of babies are born with serious birth-related neurological injuries. The Birth-Injury Program helps parents take care of these children for life. The Program covers what insurance and other programs donít ó medically necessary expenses such as medical expenses, hospital expenses, rehabilitation expenses, in-home nursing care and much more. For more information, Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program, 7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 210, Richmond, VA 23225, Call 804-330-2471, or Fax 804-330-3054,

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