St. Mary’s Medical Center Under Investigation For High Infant Mortality Rate
In June 2015, The Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an investigation into the unusually high mortality rate among infants who underwent open heart surgery between 2011 and 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The investigation was triggered by a CNN report which stated that 12.5% of infant open heart surgery patients died over the two-year period, which is approximately three-times the national mortality rate for this procedure.
The surgeries resulted in the deaths of a total of nine infants and left a tenth paralyzed, which drew scrutiny from many and has raised the possibility of serious malpractice claims being levied against the medical center.
Do You Have A Birth Injury Complaint Against St. Mary’s Medical Center? We Can Help
If your child suffered from the effects of a birth injury or surgical error at St. Mary’s Medical Center and you feel something could have been done to prevent it, contact Chalik & Chalik.
We have skilled medical experts trained to recognize evidence of malpractice, and we will go in-depth to find out what really happened to your child.
The caring attorneys of Chalik & Chalik Law Offices have knowledge and experience regarding medical malpractice issues concerning children throughout Florida. Injuries to children and birth injury cases can be very complex and proving medical liability can be difficult. So you need tough, compassionate lawyers experienced in this area to research and fight for your claim.