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In 2011, Leydiana Santiago was told that she had suffered a miscarriage. She had previously stopped taking her prescribed lupus medication because of its known connection to birth defects. Upon hearing the tragic news, Leydiana resumed her daily dosage.

Leydiana had no way of knowing that her doctor at Lifetime Obstetrics and Gynecology had made an error. Her baby was still alive, and was born later that year with impaired vision and hearing, as well as requiring the amputation of both thumbs.

When Leydiana tried to sue Lifetime Obstetrics and Gynecology for medical malpractice, she learned that she had already signed a contract that banned her from taking the clinic to court.
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