One of the Largest Malpractice Recoveries in Pinellas County History

Our client, a child who sustained a severe brain injury due to medical malpractice, received what is believed to be the largest amount ever received by a single person in the history of Pinellas County, Florida. The settlement amount and case details are confidential. Joseph Kalbac acted as counsel.

Personal Injury

The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are pioneers in the area of catastrophic injury litigation. We fight to obtain compensation for injured victims.

Attorneys in Miami Offering Nationwide Brain Injury and Concussion Representation

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a medical term that describes a blow or strikes to the head, brain or neck area that interrupts your normal brain functioning. Also referred to as a head injury or brain trauma, a TBI can range in both severity and symptoms.

The brain is susceptible to catastrophic personal injuries from car and truck crashesdefective products to defective construction and work accidents. No brain injury or concussion is the same, making treatment and recovery from a TBI a long, often difficult, journey. However, each Miami brain injury lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson believes that TBI victims have at least one issue in common: a brain injury not only affects the life of the person injured, but it also deeply affects their family.

Our law firm has more than four decades representing clients with traumatic brain injuries. Our accident brain injury attorneys work to gain TBI survivors and their families the brain injury settlements and verdicts they deserve. Successful recovery after a brain injury means our clients gain the financial brain injury support that can pay for medical expenses and the lifetime of care to treat the long-term effects of concussions. We work to bridge the gap between your medical and legal needs during this stressful time.

Successful Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements and Case Results

Some examples of our successful work for brain injury victims include:

  • Brain injury attorney Deborah J. Gander secured a $60.9 million verdict for a family affected by birth injury medical malpractice. This malpractice caused their child to suffer a brain injury. At the time, it was the largest award ever in a Federal Tort Claims Act case. The federal judge in this case, Jose A. Gonzalez, ruled that the Mayport Naval Station’s Obstetrics Clinic in Jacksonville committed medical malpractice when Raiza Bravo’s and U.S Navy Servicemen Oscar Rodriguez’s baby sustained a brain injury during delivery.
  • Brain injury lawyer Joseph J. Kalbac, Jr. obtained one of the largest recorded medical malpractice settlements in the history of Pinellas County, Florida. The case involved a child with a brain injury. The brain injury settlement amount is confidential.

Our law firm has also represented over 100 cases in which defective auto components, such as tire blowouts, have caused serious accidents and traumatic brain injuries.

What are Head Injury Symptoms?

If you do not seek immediate medical attention, then even “minor” brain injuries can have serious, permanent effects. Consider seeing a doctor after any head trauma, especially if you exhibit any of the following TBI symptoms:

  • Lapses in memory
  • Drastic changes in mood
  • Persistent headaches
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Seizures or convulsions

Long-Term Effects of Concussions on TBI Survivors and Families

Caring for an individual with debilitating brain damage involves lifelong costs for treatment and rehabilitation as well as the adaptive equipment your loved one needs to gain a higher quality of life. For some, the rehabilitation process is never complete.

Family members of a brain injury victim also suffer, just in different ways. In addition to watching a loved one struggle with the serious effects of TBI, they must deal with the loss of support and income this individual used to provide. With the help of a brain injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills as well as lost potential earnings.

Free Attorney Advice After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Our Miami brain injury attorneys are known for aggressively fighting in the courtroom to hold negligent parties accountable for their mistakes. Please talk with our brain damage lawyers to learn more about their work in medical and TBI law. When you call, you can also ask about our attorney fees. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you do not pay any attorney fees if we are not successful in gaining compensation in your brain injury case.

Traumatic Brain Injury