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Colson Hicks Eidson Obtains $1.25 Million Med Mal Verdict Against Miami VA Hospital

Colson Hicks Eidson partner Deborah J. Gander has obtained a medical malpractice verdict of $1.25 million on behalf of a man who contracted Hepatitis C from a contaminated endoscope. In 2007, 69-year-old Robert Metzler, an Air Force Veteran, underwent a colonoscopy and lesion removal procedure at the Miami VA Healthcare Center. Following the procedure, Metzler received a notice from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating that certain medical equipment used during endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures had been contaminated and advised him to get tested for certain blood borne illnesses. Metzler was tested and found to have contracted Hepatitis C. The Department of Veterans Affairs conducted an investigation and found that Metzler was one of thousands of veterans who received colonoscopies with improperly-cleaned equipment between 2004 and 2009 at VA hospitals in Miami, Tennessee and Georgia. “We hope that this verdict will go a long way in promoting quality health care…
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Suing on Behalf of Your Injured Infant

Every parent wants to protect his or her child from harm. When a child is born with a painful and potentially permanent birth injury, a doctor or other medical staff person might be responsible. In these cases, parents turn to medical malpractice lawsuits to compensate for their child’s birth injury. There can be numerous defendants in a medical malpractice suit involving birth injuries. Some cases have involved an entire hospital as the negligent party. The main issue is determining whether the medical personnel adhered to an established level of care that others would have followed in similar circumstances. Medical negligence can occur in a variety of ways, including: Inappropriate delivery methods Failure to remedy a lack of oxygen to the baby Failure to remedy an infection or internal bleeding Administering dangerous doses of drugs to the mother or baby If you suspect a medical mistake is responsible for your child’s…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Elected As Parliamentarian Of World’s Largest Trial Bar

Appointment Continues Firm Tradition of Serving the Civil Justice System CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2011) – Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane has been elected as parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar, at the organization’s annual convention. Colson Hicks Eidson has a long history with the AAJ (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America); the firm’s co-founder, Bill Colson, served as president of the association from 1964-1965 and partner, Lewis “Mike” S. Eidson, served as president from 2006-2007. “I am honored to serve the AAJ as parliamentarian and grateful for the confidence the members have entrusted in me,” said Kane. “I look forward to continuing the firm’s tradition of protecting America’s civil justice system.” An active member of the AAJ for more than 15 years, Kane has served on the Board of Governors, the Justice PAC Board of…
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Connecticut Jury Awards $58 Million to Victims in Medical Malpractice Case

Last week, a Connecticut jury awarded $58 million to the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case against a gynecologist. The award marks the highest medical malpractice award in Connecticut history. The plaintiffs’ attorneys successfully convinced the jury that the doctor breached the standard of care by failing to start a caesarian section delivery in time. The plaintiff couple used in vitro fertilization to conceive their child. At a routine checkup, the mother’s amniotic fluid was at half the normal level. The plaintiffs’ expert said it was an indication that something was wrong, and that the baby needed to come out that day by caesarian section. However, the defendant doctor did not deliver the baby that day. The mother went into labor two days later. The father filmed the delivery, and at one point the doctor says, “Holy ****!” The baby appeared to be in breach birth. The doctor struggled to…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Receives Alumni Leadership Award from UM School of Law

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2010) –Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane was honored with the distinguished Alumni Leadership Award by the University of Miami Law Alumni Association at its annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception on Oct. 5 at the Sabadell United Center. The Alumni Leadership Award is given annually by the alumni association to attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their careers and serve as role models for the next generation. “I am extremely honored to have received this award,” said Kane. “I am grateful to have attended such a fine academic institution, and I rely daily on the foundation, skills, and knowledge the University of Miami School of Law provided me. I hope to continue to honor the law school through service to our community.” Kane is a ’93, cum laude, graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar…
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Miami Jury Awards More Than $38 Million in Tragic Pharmaceutical and Medical Negligence Case

CORAL GABLES, FL (March 17, 2009) – A Miami-Dade County jury awarded Amanda Slavin $38.323.196 in compensatory damages against Defendants McKesson Medication Management LLC and a local neurosurgeon today, announced lead counsel Julie Braman Kane, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, who tried the case with her partner Joseph J. Kalbac Jr. On October 24, 2003 Miami-Dade county resident Amanda Slavin underwent intraspinal surgery for a repair of a spinal fluid leak. During surgery, the neurosurgeon injected Slavin’s intrathecal space with Methylene Blue which operating room personnel acquired from a medicine cabinet maintained by McKesson Medication Management LLC. McKesson had contracted with Mt. Sinai to run their pharmacies and train Mt. Sinai’s nursing and medical personnel regarding pharmaceutical issues. McKesson did not provide the doctor or any of Mt. Sinai’s medical personnel with training or with the information the FDA required indicating that Methylene Blue was…
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