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Medical Malpractice Landmark Cases

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Seven-figure settlement for medical and nursing malpractice

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A wife and mother of three in her early 40’s entered a South Florida emergency department after suffering from the flu for a few days. Upon arrival, doctors noted she was in critical condition and in “impending cardiovascular collapse.” Her heart rate and blood pressure were low, she was cyanotic and blood work showed evidence of heart damage. A CT scan revealed the patient was suffering from Cardiac Tamponade, which is a condition where fluid surrounds the heart, not allowing it to beat properly. Tragically, the CT scan was never relayed to her treating physicians or nurses. Overnight, while in the intensive care unit the patient continued to deteriorate, yet the nursing staff failed to alert any doctors of her condition. When a Cardiologist finally saw her over 18 hours after she arrived in critical condition, he quickly diagnosed the Cardiac Tamponade and attempted to relieve the pressure around her heart by placing a needle into the pericardial sac to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, the hours of her heart not being able to function properly caused irreversible damage and she tragically died soon after the procedure. After extensive litigation, with trial fast approaching, the GRYC team was able to successfully negotiate a seven-figure settlement.

Seven-figure settlement for medical malpractice victim

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged man had history of an aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was asymptomatic for over four years, and the patient had a plan for what would happen if it became symptomatic again. His plan was to fly to one of the top heart centers in the nation, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. When the aneurysm became symptomatic, he was admitted to a South Florida hospital for care thereafter expecting a transfer to the heart center he had chosen within a reasonable amount of time. Rather than starting the transfer the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days, and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died. Two teenage daughters and a wife survive him. The family sued the hospital that delayed his treatment, and they settled for a seven-figure award.

Seven-figure settlement for misdiagnosis of a blood clot

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A 68-year-old man was on vacation on the west coast of Florida with his entire family. The day before he was to go home, he started complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. (The family had a close relative that had previously endured similar symptoms from a blood clot.) The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. The physician encouraged the patient to visit his primary care physician when he returned home. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family. The family sued the hospital for misdiagnosing the patient and received a seven-figure settlement.

Six-figure wrongful death settlement for the family of medical malpractice victim

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A 14-year-old boy, who was having trouble swallowing was misdiagnosed with a gastrointestinal issue because the doctor failed to do appropriate x-rays and proper exams. When the appropriate testing was done, a tumor was found, but it was too late.

Six-figure settlement for victim of dental malpractice case

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A prominent figure in the community went in for a simple dental implant procedure. The procedure failed, causing an infection in her jaw. The infection spread and worsened, which resulted in the removal and reconstruction of the patient’s entire lower left jaw.

Seven-Figure Verdict for Woman Who was Left with Permanent Speaking Issues after Thyroid Operation

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure. When the surgeon opened the other side of her neck to re-operate, he injured the nerve that controlled her vocal cords in the process, leaving her with permanent speaking issues. She sued the doctor and received a seven-figure verdict that led to a confidential settlement.

Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital in Lee County, Florida after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, that was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation. If the staff had discovered the clot in the ER or upon admission, the amputation would not have been necessary. She now requires a prosthetic for the rest of her life, and she received a seven-figure settlement from the hospital as recourse.

Eight-figure settlement for victim of nursing medical malpractice

Brain Injury Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged woman was in a Broward County hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

When the nurse next arrived for a routine check-in, the patient was found on the floor, lifeless, with all tubes, monitors, IVs and clothing removed from her body. This incident caused her to suffer a hypoxic brain injury. She was expected to make a full recovery after the brain aneurysm, but the hypoxic brain injury she suffered from this event caused massive damage. Now, she is unable to walk or talk and needs 24-hour nursing care for the rest of her life. The victim and her husband sued the hospital. Prior to trial, GRYC was able to successfully negotiate an eight-figure settlement.

Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

Neonatal Medical Malpractice

In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital. Her parents received a seven-figure settlement for these damages, despite a threat of arbitration that would have significantly limited these damages.

Eight-figure settlement for failure to timely treat a heart attack

Cardiology Medical Malpractice

After being taken to a South Florida hospital while suffering from a heart attack, a 53-year-old man underwent a cardiac catheterization, which is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working. After successfully opening and stenting his blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage. He now requires 24-hour nursing care and is unable to walk or talk. GRYC was able to successfully obtain an eight figure settlement for the victim, his wife and two children.

Seven-figure settlement for victim of cardiology medical malpractice

Cardiology Medical Malpractice

A 46-year-old man was undergoing heart surgery at a South Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The cardiologist that was assigned to the surgery did not consult with a heart surgeon before performing the surgery. During the procedure, the cardiologist perforated the patient’s left anterior descending artery. The patient died, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter and wife. The family of the victim sued the hospital and received a seven-figure settlement.

Eight-figure settlement for failure to timely treat a heart attack

Medical Malpractice

After being taken to a South Florida hospital while suffering from a heart attack, a 53-year-old man underwent a cardiac catheterization, which is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working. After successfully opening and stenting his blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage. He now requires 24-hour nursing care and is unable to walk or talk. GRYC was able to successfully obtain an eight figure settlement for the victim, his wife and two children.

Eight-figure settlement for victim of nursing medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged woman was in a Broward County hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

 

When the nurse next arrived for a routine check-in, the patient was found on the floor, lifeless, with all tubes, monitors, IVs and clothing removed from her body. This incident caused her to suffer a hypoxic brain injury. She was expected to make a full recovery after the brain aneurysm, but the hypoxic brain injury she suffered from this event caused massive damage. Now, she is unable to walk or talk and needs 24-hour nursing care for the rest of her life. The victim and her husband sued the hospital. Prior to trial, GRYC was able to successfully negotiate an eight-figure settlement.

Seven-figure settlement for victim of cardiology medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice

A 46-year-old man was undergoing heart surgery at a South Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The cardiologist that was assigned to the surgery did not consult with a heart surgeon before performing the surgery. During the procedure, the cardiologist perforated the patient’s left anterior descending artery. The patient died, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter and wife. The family of the victim sued the hospital and received a seven-figure settlement.

Seven-figure settlement for medical and nursing malpractice

Medical Malpractice

A wife and mother of three in her early 40’s entered a South Florida emergency department after suffering from the flu for a few days. Upon arrival, doctors noted she was in critical condition and in “impending cardiovascular collapse.” Her heart rate and blood pressure were low, she was cyanotic and blood work showed evidence of heart damage. A CT scan revealed the patient was suffering from Cardiac Tamponade, which is a condition where fluid surrounds the heart, not allowing it to beat properly. Tragically, the CT scan was never relayed to her treating physicians or nurses. Overnight, while in the intensive care unit the patient continued to deteriorate, yet the nursing staff failed to alert any doctors of her condition. When a Cardiologist finally saw her over 18 hours after she arrived in critical condition, he quickly diagnosed the Cardiac Tamponade and attempted to relieve the pressure around her heart by placing a needle into the pericardial sac to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, the hours of her heart not being able to function properly caused irreversible damage and she tragically died soon after the procedure. After extensive litigation, with trial fast approaching, the GRYC team was able to successfully negotiate a seven-figure settlement.

Seven-figure settlement for medical malpractice victim

Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged man had history of an aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was asymptomatic for over four years, and the patient had a plan for what would happen if it became symptomatic again. His plan was to fly to one of the top heart centers in the nation, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. When the aneurysm became symptomatic, he was admitted to a South Florida hospital for care thereafter expecting a transfer to the heart center he had chosen within a reasonable amount of time. Rather than starting the transfer the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days, and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died. Two teenage daughters and a wife survive him. The family sued the hospital that delayed his treatment, and they settled for a seven-figure award.

Seven-figure settlement for misdiagnosis of a blood clot

Medical Malpractice

A 68-year-old man was on vacation on the west coast of Florida with his entire family. The day before he was to go home, he started complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. (The family had a close relative that had previously endured similar symptoms from a blood clot.) The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. The physician encouraged the patient to visit his primary care physician when he returned home. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family. The family sued the hospital for misdiagnosing the patient and received a seven-figure settlement.

Over $1 million settlement for medical malpractice victim

Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged man had history of an aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was asymptomatic for over four years, and the patient had a plan for what would happen if it became symptomatic again. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. When the aneurysm became symptomatic, he was admitted to a South Florida hospital for care thereafter expecting a transfer to Stanford University within a reasonable amount of time. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days, and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died. Two teenage daughters and a wife survive him. The family sued the hospital that delayed his treatment, and they settled for $1.5 million.

Nearly $2 million settlement for misdiagnosis of a Florida tourist

Medical Malpractice

A 68-year-old man was on vacation on the west coast of Florida with his entire family. The day before he was to go home, he started complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. (The family had a close relative that had previously endured similar symptoms from a blood clot.) The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. The physician encouraged the patient to visit his primary care physician when he returned home. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family. The family sued the hospital for misdiagnosing the patient and received nearly $2 million.

$23.5 million against University of Florida

Medical Malpractice

A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

$9.8 million against Coral Springs Medical Center & Omega Gynecology & Obstetrics Center

Medical Malpractice

A $9.8 million medical malpractice settlement for a husband and wife whose twins failed to receive the special attention they needed from Coral Springs Medical Center and doctors from the Omega Gynecology & Obstetrics Center. Numerous signs indicating the need for special attention during labor and delivery were overlooked. As a result of the negligence of these defendants, one of the twins suffered severe brain damage, rendering the child permanently disabled. The settlement will pay for the lifetime of medical expenses and other needs of the child.

$16 million settlement for victim of nursing medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice

A middle-aged woman was in a Broward County hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While making her recovery in the hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

When the nurse next arrived for a routine check-in, the patient was found on the floor, lifeless, with all tubes, monitors, IVs and clothing removed from her body. This incident caused her to suffer a hypoxic brain injury. She was expected to make a full recovery after the brain aneurysm, but the hypoic brain injury she suffered from this event caused massive damage. Now, she is unable to walk or talk and needs 24-hour nursing care for life. The victim and her husband sued the hospital and received a $15 million settlement.

$898,000 verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star

Medical Malpractice

A $890,000 medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.  After surgery, our client’s retina detached, something that would not have occurred had the doctor monitored the situation more closely.  Further, we showed the jury that the doctor should not have implanted the controversial multifocal intraocular lens, which is now off the market since it was known to create night vision problems. Our client was awarded money for pain, suffering and loss of income as a result of the harm he suffered.

*The results obtained by the Firm in these cases are representative only, and there is no guarantee that future cases will yield similar results. The amounts set forth above are before deductions for attorneys’ fees and costs.