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Medical Malpractice

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be very complex with several different areas to prove. There are many different types of mistakes that happen often in the medical profession.

If you feel you may have been a victim of medical malpractice in Florida, it is crucial to seek legal advice from an experienced medical malpractice attorney with a track record of success.

When dealing with medical insurance companies and large hospital corporations, having a firm like Gold & Gold who has handled many different types of these cases is vital to your case.

Gold & Gold is available to handle virtually any type of medical malpractice case, including those that result in major medical injuries or wrongful death. Our firm has helped medical malpractice victims throughout Florida for over 40 years. We have a long history of successful case outcomes, a unique approach to litigation, and we truly care about every one of our clients.

For example, Gold & Gold recently secured a $5.0 million settlement against two hospitals whose negligent misdiagnosis caused paralysis to a man in his late 40’s.

This gentleman was suffering neurologic dysfunction and went to the first hospital. The hospital was a small community hospital not equipped to handle his condition and failed to timely transfer him to a tertiary center. Once at the tertiary center the hospital delayed critical testing to determine the cause of his condition and the man suffered spinal cord compression as he sat in the hospital bed.  The settlement funds obtained will be used to provide for advanced medical equipment and care for the remainder of this client’s life, as well as compensate his family and minor children who no longer have the financial support of their catastrophically disabled husband/father.

Another recent result by Gold & Gold involved a premature baby. The baby was discharged from the hospital and lived at home for several months. Shortly thereafter the baby had breathing issues and came back to the hospital and was intubated. The hospital and staff failed to monitor the breathing tube and also punctured the child’s lung causing a loss of oxygen to the brain.

Despite the hospital denying any misconduct, Gold & Gold was able to prove many deviations from the standard of care and secured a $5.25 million settlement for the family. The settlement funds have been structured to ensure that this baby is taken care of for the remainder of this baby’s life.

Gold & Gold also won a $4.2 million verdict at trial on behalf of a woman in her 40’s, who went in for her yearly mammogram, but the physicians missed a tumor on the mammogram. One year later, at her next routine mammogram, the tumor was found and unfortunately, had grown larger and more aggressive. She required a total mastectomy to remove the large, aggressive tumor.

Our firm alleged that had the prior mammogram been read and reviewed correctly, our client would have been able to undergo a lumpectomy to remove only the tumor, and not her entire breast. Unfortunately, the woman must now live the remainder of her life without her breasts, and a jury compensated her in the amount of $4.2 million.

Americans trust their doctors and health care professionals to provide safe and high-quality medical care and treatment established by standards in the medical community. Yet, thousands of people in the United States die or are catastrophically injured each year as the result of medical malpractice.

According to a comprehensive and highly regarded hospital study by Harvard University, more than 1 million people suffer injuries each year because of mistakes caused by doctors, residents, nurses, technicians and malfunctioning medical devices.

Medical malpractice also occurs in other settings, such as doctor’s offices or nursing homes. Most of the victims never know their injury was due to medical error and most never file a lawsuit.

It is not unusual for complications to occur when undergoing a medical procedure, however, when an injury results from medical treatment that steers away from accepted standards of practice, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way for the patient to recover for damages caused by injuries ranging from birth defects, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, and even death.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

  • Misdiagnosis or Delay of Diagnosis
  • Medication Errors
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Defective Medical Equipment
  • Labor and Delivery Errors

Causes of Medical Malpractice

  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Misdiagnosis of cardiac conditions
  • Misdiagnosis in pediatrics
  • Misdiagnosis of vascular problems
  • Misdiagnosis of spinal abscess and spinal cord conditions
  • Prescribing experimental drugs
  • Performing cosmetic surgery
  • Birth injuries or death resulting from a delayed C-section procedure, failure to monitor the fetus, or improper delivery technique
  • Emergency room errors
  • Gastroenterology errors
  • Medical device injuries
  • Negligence on the part of a hospital or staff member who failed to follow accepted standards of practice
  • Post-surgical infection
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Failure to timely transfer patients
  • Failure to diagnose and treat strokes

You should not have to face the financial burden of an injury or the death of a loved one that was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. If you have suffered serious injury at the hands of negligent doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals in South Florida, you may be entitled to considerable compensation for your pain and suffering as well as future and past lost wages and medical bills.

Medical providers, doctors and hospitals continue to make negligent mistakes that severely injure or take the lives of individuals. When these mistakes cause you or your loved one to be seriously injured or killed, Gold & Gold is committed to continue to investigate, research and litigate medical malpractice claims, while protecting your right to be compensated for their wrongdoing.

If you or a loved were the victim of medical malpractice here in South Florida, contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers Gold & Gold today.