Doctor Terminates Wrong Fetus By Moody Law | Personal Injury Attorneys on April 13, 2010

Sarasota, Florida.  A doctor has lost his medical license after performing a termination on the wrong fetus.  The Florida Board of Medicine has revoked the license of Matthew Kachinas.  The woman was about 16 weeks pregnant with twins in January 2006.  The woman asked Kachinas to perform a selective termination on one fetus that had congenital defects.  A later ultrasound found that the other fetus, which did not appear to have any medical problems, had been terminated.  Kachinas had told the St. Petersburg Times that he thought that he would be able to do the procedure safely and appropriately event hough he had never tried that procedure before.

Moody Law represents persons injured or family members of those have been lost by medical mistakes.  A medical malpractice attorney from Moody Law can answer your questions for free.  Our consultations are free.  We handle cases across Florida, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Davenport, and Polk County, Florida.  There are some unique characteristics of Florida law that apply to these cases.  Aside from tort reforms such as lengthy pre-suit notice procedures and requirements, there are certain substantive requirements as well.  For instance, Florida does not recognize an injury or death of a fetus.  Instead, Florida considers an injury or death of a fetus as an injury to the living tissues of the mother.

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