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We represent accident victims and family members for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death in a wide range of cases from our Ft. Lauderdale practice.
Some of the catastrophic trauma includes, but is not limited to:
- birth trauma
- brain injury
- loss of limb
Birth trauma, an enormously complex legal issue that can also often results in brain injury, is one type of medical malpractice case. However, there are other medical complications that can ensue from or involve birth trauma. For instance, a clinical condition in which the fetus suffers “macrosomia”, an unusually big body, often results in birth trauma. This frequently occurs when a laboring mother is a diabetic, sometimes even prior to pregnancy (pregestational diabetes mellitus).
This condition can sometimes cause paralysis of an arm due to shoulder dystocia. When shoulder dystocia occurs (becomes stuck behind the pubic symphysis), if the delivering OB-GYN or midwife applies too much traction in trying to deliver the baby, it may result in an injury to the nerve that attaches to the shoulder (the brachial plexus). As a result, it can tear the brachial nerve, causing paralysis to that arm. If the nerve is pulled way too much, it tears the entire nerve from its original structure. This is referred to as an avulsion injury. There are surgeons who, at times, can reconnect the brachial nerve. The success of this procedure varies.
Other clients have suffered from non-work-related injuries, as well as work related ones. The latter often involve negligent third parties, who can be pursued outside of the Workers’ Compensation system.
Other cases include motor vehicle negligence and non-motor vehicle negligence. A few of the types of vehicles included in my representation are cars, trucks, semi-tractor trailers, buses, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles as well as pedestrians who have been injured by motor vehicles.
Additionally, we represent clients who have suffered injuries due to the following reasons: slip and falls, trip and falls, crane and forklift accidents, hazardous conditions, defective and dangerous products, industrial and construction accidents, construction defects, improper design, mechanical and electrical failure, electrocution and burns, being struck by falling objects, falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolding and through unguarded openings.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, while social distancing measures are utter imperatives for the public health, there will undeniably be immense losses of revenues to businesses. For example, the National Restaurant Association famously calculated that American Restaurants will lose $225 Billion over the next few months due to government closures.
Car accidents involve the stress of medical bills, lost wages, pain and the involvement of insurance companies. Seek our competent, trustworthy representation based in Ft. Lauderdale to assist you through the process.
We are proud to offer co-counseling and concierge relationships with our elite team of both criminal and civil litigators whose experience and legal knowledge may be more appropriate for the matters at hand, while always being available to provide guidance and assistance.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or facility provides substandard care when treating a patient which directly causes harm or death.
In a perfect world, all newborn babies would be born healthy, and have received the best of care. Sadly, the quality of healthcare in the U.S. today has deteriorated substantially. More and more expectant moms are shortchanged, even in their prenatal care (the time period from pregnancy to shortly before the birth); at times, this occurs in high risk pregnancies, where pregnant moms have gestational diabetes. This is especially concerning, because of the potential for complications such as macrosomia, where the baby is seen on an ultrasound to have a larger than normal head. The size and stature of the expectant mother is equally important. High blood pressure (preeclampsia) during the last trimester of labor raises many red flags; it can cause complications that can affect the newborn’s wellbeing. The more questions the mother asks her obstetrician, the better informed she is, alerting her doctor to any signs that might impact an otherwise healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Unfortunately, nursing home residents are all too often treated in such a neglectful manner that it violates their basic human dignity- an affront to all who believe in respecting their elders.
Due to the recurrence of these issues, Florida legislators have even written and passed a measure to guarantee the rights of nursing home residents- F.S.440.022- expanding on protections outlined in the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. The NHA of 1987 resulted in a “Bill of Rights” being enumerated for nursing home residents.
If you are the victim of a personal injury- including any work related injuries, car accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, defective products- including adverse health effects stemming from JUUL usage-, and animal bites-seek our trustworthy, competent representation from our Ft. Lauderdale based practice as soon as possible.
In June of 2021, Philips Respironics' quality management department found that their CPAP machines, designed to treat sleep apnea, were liable to cause potentially life threatening injuries, including lung cancer, to their users. This is because the foam used in the device is vulnerable to break down into particles and discharge potentially carcinogenic chemicals into the device’s air pathway that can be inhaled or swallowed by the user.
Airbags- from both inopportune deployment and failure to deploy. Around 25 million cars on the road today may have defective airbags. While some manufacturers have mobilized to recall their vehicles, many have not. As a result, many people have been injured- and some, even killed- due to these malfunctional airbags. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a vehicle with a defective airbag, we advise you to please seek competent, trustworthy representation.
While ride-share firms like Uber and Lyft have made affordable transportation easier to obtain, like any other driver, those who work for these companies can drive unsafely or negligently.
People often ask the question, "can you sue if you were sexually assaulted?"
Unfortunately, sexual assault is more common than you might think in American society: every two minutes, an American endures sexual assault. It is estimated around 20% of female college students experience sexual assault; additionally, approximately 20% of girls and 5-10% of boys ages 7-13 experience a form of sexual assault. From youth to adulthood, these experiences are absolutely traumatizing to victims. Furthermore, approximately 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to law enforcement.
Negligence can cause dangerous conditions in which slip and fall accidents can occur.
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, we recommend you do not delay in protecting your rights. Seek our competent, trustworthy representation based out of Plantation as soon as possible.
After a hurricane or other large storm, while firm owners depend on insurance policies so as to repair necessary properties to resume businesses, oftentimes insurance companies- in seeking profit as a commercial firm like any other- underpay, delay or altogether deny legitimate claims.
Work related third party claims involve workplace negligence committed by parties other than the employer.
In general, employers are immune and can't be sued for negligence by a worker covered by Workers' Compensation insurance; however, workers are able to bring claims against other parties who do not have Workers' Compensation immunity.
Our Ft. Lauderdale practice is dedicated to helping provide as much consolation and closure as we can to those who have been impacted by a wrongful death due to the negligence of others.