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.
Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Starwood’s Database HackAccording to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. ...
How Can a Rideshare Company Be Held Liable for an Accident?It is difficult, but not impossible to hold a rideshare company liable for incurred injuries or damages. Rideshare companies consider their drivers partners, or independent contractors, rather than employees. Generally, this is meant to limit their liability. However, some courts have viewed these companies, like Uber or Lyft, as employers, who ...
Seatback Failure Verdict Questions Federal Safety StandardsA Texas jury found Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, guilty of “gross negligence” for failing to warn consumers of potential seatback failures in a $242 million verdict. The case was in respect to a 2016 car crash, in which two young children suffered traumatic brain injuries when their parents’ Lexus was hit from behind. A seatback ...
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.
(*) 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.