Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
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Miami Medical Negligence Attorney Explains Why Lawsuits Are Necessary for Victims
Doctors receive unique protections from medical malpractice lawsuits due to laws passed in Florida under pressure by hospital insurance companies. Our law firm has fought extensively to protect our clients who have suffered at the hands of negligent doctors and the insurance companies that protect them. Are these laws necessary to protect doctors, or do they disproportionately harm the medical profession? In this video, Miami medical malpractice attorney Joe Kalbac explains why these doctor protections are unnecessary, as well as his background with the medical field. Our medical malpractice attorneys handle cases from our law office near Miami.
Laws in Florida have been passed to protect doctors, hospitals and insurance companies and it’s an ongoing battle between the trial lawyers, between the lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson, and our legislators as to needing to protect our clients and their ability to receive fair compensation for medical errors. Do I think doctors need to be protected by these laws? Absolutely not. Doctors take a responsibility to provide the standard of care to each and every patient, just like we all take a responsibility to drive our vehicles safely. So I don’t see any reason why the doctor should be protected. I come from a family of doctors, I’m sort of the black sheep of the family, they support the cases that we and I handle because they are cases that deserve to be followed and deserve to be investigated, but I have the benefit from my family of receiving extra help, of being around the medical field, being around hospitals, doctor’s offices and things of that nature. I know how doctors work. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
Victims of medical malpractice face significant hurdles when it comes to suing the negligent doctor or hospital that caused their injuries. This is due to laws that have been passed in Florida to protect doctors, insurance companies and hospitals from accountability. In this video, Miami medical malpractice lawyer Joe Kalbac explains why these laws are unnecessary, the standard of care that patients are supposed to be afforded and his background with the medical field.
If you have been harmed by medical malpractice, contact our law offices. We are located in Miami, but are well-equipped to handle your case no matter where your injuries occurred. You can reach us at (305) 476-7400 or at our website: http://bit.ly/1TWta1E
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.