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.
Lion Air Flight 610 Update: Investigators Release Preliminary Crash ReportOn October 29, 2018, a Lion Air flight traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Pangkal Pinang crashed into the Java Sea after experiencing a flight control problem minutes after departure. There were no survivors. The Republic of Indonesia’s Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT) recently published a preliminary report about Lion Air ...
NHTSA Investigates General Motors Over Faulty Braking SystemAccording to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), more than 2.7 million General Motors (GM) vehicles could be affected by deteriorating brake assist vacuum pumps. After receiving 111 complaints about 2014, 2015 and 2016 truck and SUV models, NHTSA has launched an ...
Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by 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. ...
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.