Hi, I'm a LDRP nurse in Bradenton, FL. As of September 15th we will no longer have a L&D in our hospital due to the increasing costs of malpractice insurance
. Our OB/GYN's are not able to practice OB any longer because they simply cannot afford it. Over a year ago, another had to close their L&D in Sarasota (40 min away). There are now only 1 hospital in each city. In September, a new hospital will be opening in Sarasota. With a growing population of younger families in these areas I don't know who pregnant women are going to see for their care? Is everyone going to have to go to the clinic? This is not a good trend and nothing is being done about it. Are you having these problems in other states?