Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Boca Raton
Our Firm Has Been Standing with Injured Patients for Over 30 Years
If you’ve been the victim of a medical mistake, you may find yourself not knowing what to do next. Being injured by a doctor’s error may shatter your trust in the medical system completely. However, you may also find yourself needing assistance to recover and find a way forward. If you are in this position, we want you to know you are not alone—and you do have legal options.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has been serving medical malpractice victims in Boca Raton for over 30 years, helping them recover the compensation they need to seek treatment from a qualified professional after suffering at the hands of a negligent doctor. While the effects of malpractice may be plain to see, winning a claim takes a knowledgeable and skilled team. Our team includes not only experienced attorneys but also medical investigators and consultants who can provide the details and technical information to back up your claim.
When doctor negligence leads to patient injury, we are here to fight for justice and compensation. Call our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys at (866) 629-1061 to schedule your free consultation.
How to Tell if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
Risk is inherent to most medical procedures, and sometimes a patient can be injured even when their doctor does everything correctly. Therefore, injury isn’t a reliable indicator of medical malpractice. Legally, to win a malpractice claim, you must be able to prove your doctor neglected their duty of care to you as a patient. While mis-action can take multiple forms, a doctor’s failure to adhere to the expected standard of care for any situation is the underpinning of medical malpractice.
There are other parts to a medical malpractice claim as well—you must be able to prove the doctor owed you a “duty of care” (i.e., there was a doctor-patient relationship) and that their failure to do that duty directly caused damages. And, before you can even file a medical malpractice claim, there are certain steps Florida courts require you take to prove it is legitimate. It’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side to investigate your claim and help you navigate the procedural demands. The Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen team is here to help you if you think you have a case.
Medical Malpractice Claims We Can Help With
Malpractice can unfortunately be committed by workers at any level and in any field of the medical professional. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a negligent caregiver, our team wants to help. Our experience is broad and covers malpractice claims including the following.
Anesthesia is so complex it requires special training or accreditation. There are many steps of the process in which a doctor’s mistake could cause serious injury or even death. From dosage errors to intubation injuries to complications like stroke and brain damage, an error by an anesthesiologist can change the course of a patient’s life. If you or a loved one was affected in this way, our team is here to help you determine the best legal path.
Birth Injury (Neonatal Care)
Giving birth has always been dangerous, and while medical advances have helped mothers and their infants survive threatening situations, their safety often comes down to a doctor’s judgment. A birth injury can be caused by the failure to intervene or by unnecessary and forceful interference in the birth process. If a doctor fails to notice or respond to troublesome vital signs either during or after birth, an infant can suffer brain damage or other permanent injury. Birth injury and neonatal malpractice cases can help families recover compensation to care for their baby’s additional needs for their entire life.
The brain is uniquely fragile and can be harmed by drug errors, lack of oxygen, and other mistakes during medical procedures. When doctors and surgeons are directly treating the brain, they must work with extreme caution. Brain injuries can happen within just a few minutes, and they will never fully heal. Patients who end up with brain damage because of doctor error can and should file a malpractice suit. You could receive a major award to help you move forward.
Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis is a relatively common form of medical malpractice. When your doctor fails to identify any disease, you may continue to suffer symptoms while your treatment is delayed. For a condition like cancer that will continue to spread without treatment, a delayed diagnosis can result in a patient missing their opportunity to pursue certain therapeutic options. It can also result in a worse prognosis when the disease is eventually identified. Ask our attorneys how you may be eligible for compensation after a cancer misdiagnosis.
Cardiac Injury (Cardiology Malpractice)
Doctors are generous with advice to help patients keep their hearts healthy, but sometimes injury can be caused by malpractice. Especially for patients already predisposed to heart disease, learning about a heart injury due to malpractice can require major life changes. Mistakes that affect the heart can threaten the long-term health of any patient. Our team can help you understand your right to compensation if you have suffered cardiac injury during a medical procedure.
Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
Florida, with its relaxed medical regulations, is home to multiple unlicensed plastic surgery facilities where “doctors” who are not qualified take consumers’ money while putting them at risk. Sadly, some patients have died due to medical errors made at these clinics. Others have been permanently injured or seen their surgeries botched. It’s unacceptable for anyone in the healthcare industry to take advantage of a patient’s trust as these clinics do. Our attorneys can help you file a claim against an unsafe plastic surgeon.
Failure to Diagnose
Typically, annual checkups with a primary care doctor will give a patient a good idea of their general health and the steps they can take to improve it. However, sometimes patients suffering from serious conditions don’t get the help they need. Unfortunately, primary care providers aren’t well equipped to deal with rarer diseases and conditions because they don’t encounter them much. They may assume a patient’s symptoms are caused by a more simple or common illness, or even that they’re not serious. This same thing can happen in the ER, where technicians are working under pressure and without much time. A missed diagnosis can mean missed treatment options and, in some cases, lasting disability or even death. We can examine your case for signs of a missed diagnosis if you’ve been affected.
Improvements in medicine have resulted in an increased range of options for patients with vision problems. However, when optical surgeries go wrong, patients may find their vision worsened, even to the point they are considered blind. Losing your eyesight can affect your ability to care for yourself and participate in society. If you’ve found yourself in this situation after an ophthalmologists’ mistake, ask us how we can help you file a claim.
Joint and limb replacement surgeries can be life-changing for the injured and disabled who live with decreased mobility. However, these surgeries can also be catastrophic when they go wrong. Anyone who has found themselves disabled after an orthopedic mistake has the right to file a claim for compensation.
Call Us if Medical Malpractice Has Impacted Your Life
Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to file and win medical malpractice claims for patients in Boca Raton. We’ve recovered multiple seven- and eight-figure settlements for clients who have suffered due to a doctor’s mistakes or negligence. Being injured by malpractice is about more than just an injury. It’s also about the physical and emotional challenges that come with it. Our team recognizes the extent of these consequences and is dedicated to helping those injured by malpractice pursue justice and compensation for their ordeal.
Medical malpractice is unfortunately far too common despite the high levels of training doctors are required to undergo. By filing a case, you may be saving others from suffering the way you did. Successful medical malpractice claims can result in unfit doctors being suspended and medical facilities looking into systemic issues that threaten patients. While we wish such vigilance were not dependent on legal action, if there is a chance for our team to make a difference, we see it as our duty to do so.
Contact us at (866) 629-1061 if you think you have a medical malpractice claim. Our Boca Raton team offers free, no-obligation consultations to injured patients.
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.