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Birth Injuries And Language Barriers

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Bob Carroll, a colleague in the Tampa Bay area, provides an interesting post on his blog regarding a Florida case in which a non-english-speaking expectant mother may not have received the proper standard of care during the delivery of her son. I agree with Bob when he says,

The standard of care provided to an expectant mother regarding delivery should not be lowered because she does not speak English. Nor should the expectant mother be expected to provide answers to questions that are not asked.

This should apply in all states. It shouldn’t matter whether it is a Florida or Arkansas birth injury.