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Medical Malpractice

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Medical negligence or “malpractice” occurs when a physician or healthcare provider falls below the standard of care and either fails to do something that should have been done or does something that should not have been done with a resulting injury or death.

 

Doctors and other healthcare providers must follow certain standards when caring for patients. While a simple mistake is not enough to constitute negligence, a death or injury caused by the failure to provide reasonably appropriate or common standards of care or the failure to diagnose an easily detectable illness may be malpractice.

 

The firm has earned a statewide reputation for it’s experience in medical malpractice cases against physicians, hospitals and affiliated health care providers who have failed to render proper care to their patients. In addition to our legal team, the firm utilizes medical and scientific experts from across the country to assist us in providing quality representation to our clients in these complex cases.

Notable Medical Malpractice Cases

NEWMAN V. “SEVERAL LOCAL DOCTORS” &“ABC PHARMACEUTICALS”

$2.225 Million – Settlement (Broward County, Florida)

Medical Malpractice/Drug Error. While being treated for a heart condition and high cholesterol, the plaintiff’s drug regimen was modified, by his treating physician, to include two drugs which were specifically contraindicated by the drug manufacturer. Soon after he began taking both medications, the plaintiff, 76, was seen by one of his physicians and complained of the classic symptoms associated with the combined use of the drugs and was ultimately hospitalized. None of the plaintiff’s physicians recognized this drug error and therefore failed to discontinue use of the medications or order the necessary diagnostic tests to make the correct diagnosis. The plaintiff suffered multiple organ failure and died.

RODRIGUEZ V. GONZALEZ-ABREU, M.D. C.A.C. CLINIC WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL

$2 Million – Settlement (Miami, Florida)

Medical Malpractice. Hospital pathologist failed to properly diagnose urethral penile cancer from a biopsy specimen submitted from a meatotomy procedure. Ten months later, the Plaintiff had to undergo a total penectomy, and due to the cancer’s metastasis, became terminal.

 **Prospective clients may not obtain similar results. Amounts stated within this website are before deductions for fees, cost of attorneys and third party providers such as medical providers.**