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January 22, 2016
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Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney Changes Florida Policies

Trial lawyers have the potential to enact dramatic change to ensure that policies leading to medical malpractice are changed to prevent future victims from being harmed. In this video, Miami medical negligence lawyer Julie Braman Kane recalls one of her past cases that led to such change.

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Video Transcription:

I represented a young lady who underwent spinal surgery who had a dye injected into her spine. It was contraindicated for use in the spine, which is a medical way of saying, “You cannot do this.” But, for whatever series of reasons, it was injected into her spine during a spine surgery and she developed a very severe progressive disease that ultimately killed her. By the time of trial, she was bedridden and contorted because she had strictures and she couldn’t unbend parts of her body. She had to be brought to and from trial in an ambulance on a stretcher which is how she attended her own trial. We did have a significant verdict after that trial, but the most important thing that happened to me after that trial was about a week later. I was having my hair done and my hairdresser was asking me about the trial which had received some media attention. And I was telling him about it and someone who I don’t know to this day who he came up to me from the back of the salon and said I’m a physician at another local hospital. Our risk management has met since you got that verdict and we’re changing all of our policies.

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