For over three decades, our award-winning Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys have dedicated themselves to fighting for people damaged by the negligence and misconduct of others. We have secured countless successful verdicts throughout Florida and have helped many medical malpractice victims find justice.
With more than one billion dollars achieved in verdicts and settlements, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s attorneys are proven trial lawyers who excel at delivering exemplary results in courts in Palm Beach, Broward and throughout the state. Behind every great lawyer is a great team that helps them provide the best client service possible, and our experienced investigators, paralegals and support staff are all committed to getting you the outcome you deserve.
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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SERVICES
- Brain Injury Medical Malpractice
- Stroke Medical Malpractice
- Neonatal Medical Malpractice
- Labor and Delivery Medical Malpractice
- Cardiology Medical Malpractice
- Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Malpractice
- Postpartum Medical Malpractice
- Cancer Medical Malpractice
- Spine Injury Medical Malpractice
- Ophthalmology Medical Malpractice
- Orthopedic Medical Malpractice
- Emergency Room Medical Malpractice
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES
Boca Raton Attorneys Secure Verdicts for Victims of Neglect
BRAIN INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys successfully represented the families and estates of three women who died at Palm Beach County hospitals as a result of negligent care.
The first victim, Barbara Masterson, was a mother of three children who was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke after her speech began to slur. Despite the urgency of Barbara’s situation, none of the hospital’s neurosurgeons would help her, requiring an outside doctor to be brought in. It took five hours for her to receive the help she needed, and our client eventually died from complications resulting from the delayed care.
The second Boca Raton brain injury medical malpractice victim was another mother, Susan Steen, who collapsed into her husband’s arms while leaving church.
Despite the hospital’s CT scan revealing that she suffered an aneurysm and her brain was bleeding, Susan’s hospital left her lying in a bed for three hours before deciding to transfer her to another facility, where she died due to a lack of immediate medical attention.
The fate of our Boca Raton team’s third medical malpractice client Mary Stone, a beloved grandmother who suffered a seizure from cerebral bleeding, is unfortunately no different. Despite being rushed to the hospital at 7 a.m., Mary was not operated on until later that evening, when the doctors decided to airlift her to another facility at 6 p.m. She died shortly after as a result of her delayed surgery.
While over a dozen neurosurgeons were present in Palm Beach County at the time, these women were left to suffer because the hospitals overseeing them did not have the systems in place to make those experts available.
In response, GRYC’s Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys acquired settlements for the victims’ families and pressured local officials to establish legislation known as the Florida Stroke Act, which ordered stroke centers to either have a neurosurgeon on staff or quickly send a patient to a center that does.
8-figure Settlement Secured for Man Paralyzed by Negligent Care
CARDIOLOGY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
The attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s Boca Raton office recently secured an eight-figure settlement for a 53-year-old man who could not walk or talk after becoming a cardiology medical malpractice victim.
Our client’s case begins after he suffered a heart attack and was rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment. Once he arrived, doctors performed a cardiac catheterization to open and stent his blocked artery. However, the stent failed to keep his artery open during the recovery process, and he suffered another heart attack.
One might think a hospital’s staff would be quick to react to an admitted patient’s medical emergency, but it took nearly 90 minutes to transfer our client to the catheterization lab despite the severity of his condition.
Sadly, his heart stopped before he even received treatment, and despite being revived, he suffered a hypoxic brain injury due to the length of time spent without oxygen.
When individuals and their families come to a hospital with an emergency, they are entrusting the doctors and personnel with their livelihood. This hospital betrayed that trust and neglected its duty, leaving him unable to walk or talk, and needing 24-hour nursing care for the rest of his life.
Following an extensive investigation, our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys recovered an eight-figure settlement for our client and his family to live as comfortably as possible given the circumstances.
GRYC Secures Eight-figure Verdict for Victim of Nurse’s Medical Malpractice
BRAIN INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Every Boca Raton medical malpractice attorney at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is committed to securing justice for their clients. One of the many times our team accomplished that was by recovering an eight-figure settlement for a 53-year-old woman, who was left unable to walk or talk as a result of a nurse’s negligent care.
Her incident started in a South Florida hospital, where she was being treated for a brain aneurism.
She began experiencing an episode of intensive care unit (ICU) psychosis, a disorder where an individual in ICU for a lengthy period of time may enter a state of psychosis.
Due to her state, she developed a habit of removing life support devices, such as the tracheotomy tube connected to her neck.
According to observations recorded by the nurse on duty, she had removed her life support tubes a total of six times over a 24-hour period. Despite the frequency and persistence of our client’s behavior, the nurse did not take any actions to stop her beyond making verbal requests, such as checking in more often or installing restraints on her bed.
When that nurse arrived for another check-in, her patient was found lifeless on the floor, with all forms of life-support, including her tubes, monitors, IVs and clothing, removed from her body. The amount of time she spent without oxygen resulted in a hypoxic brain injury.
Our client came to this hospital for help in a time of need, and she was instead given massive and permanent brain damage.
She will require 24-hour nursing care for the rest of her life as a result.
Following an extensive investigation, our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys recovered an eight-figure settlement for her and her husband.
Boca Raton Medical Malpractice Victim Receives Seven-figure Settlement for Hospitals Negligence
CARDIOLOGY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Our award-winning medical malpractice attorneys secured a settlement for the family of a 46-year-old Boca Raton man who died under the care of a hospital where he was being cared for after suffering a heart attack.
His death is due to a series of unfortunate policies, mistakes and miscommunications that occurred before and during his procedure. Doctors and other hospital personnel have a responsibility to maintain an open line of communication with each other about their patients’ treatment to provide them with the best care possible. Unfortunately, the cardiologist that was assigned to our client’s surgery did not consult with the heart surgeon overseeing his condition.
During the operation, the underprepared cardiologist perforated his patient’s left anterior descending artery. The blood loss from the perforation killed him and left behind an 11-year-old daughter and wife to fend for themselves.
GRYC’s Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys represented the family of the victim in a case against the hospital, and secured a seven-figure settlement.
Seven-figure Verdict for Victim of Medical Malpractice who Died While Waiting for Delayed Treatment
CARDIOLOGY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s Boca Raton office recently represented a middle-aged man, who had a history of suffering from an aortic aneurism. Because of that medical condition, he and his family had prearranged for him to fly to one of the top heart centers in the nation, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurism if his illness became symptomatic again.
Despite developing a plan for the worst, our client could not have anticipated the level of neglect he would experience at the local hospital where he was admitted.
Upon arrival, he requested to be transferred to his chosen heart center and expected transition to occur in a reasonable amount of time. However, the hospital’s personnel did not begin the process until three days had passed, and then further delayed our client’s treatment by failing to properly organize the insurance company’s payment of the transfer.
He was forced to personally speak with the insurance company on the phone to resolve the matter. Unfortunately, his aneurism ruptured, and he died midway through the conversation, leaving two teenage daughters and a wife to live without him. The family sued the hospital that delayed his treatment, and they settled for a seven-figure compensation.
Victim of Hospital Personnel’s Medical Malpractice Receives Seven-figure Settlement
EMERGENCY ROOM MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Not all medical malpractice is the result of a surgical mistake by a doctor, or a misdiagnosis. Some can become victims after the hospital and its personnel neglect their duty to even treat a patient that comes to them in need.
Our Boca Raton medical malpractice team sought justice for such an incident when a wife and mother of three died after receiving little no to care from hospital personnel, despite being admitted in critical condition.
Upon arrival, doctors noted she was experiencing an “impending cardiovascular collapse”, meaning our client was in a life or death situation. Furthermore, records show she was cyanotic (a bluish discoloration of the skin due to a lack of oxygen), her heart rate and blood pressure were low, and she had suffered heart damage. A CT scan found the culprit, revealing that she had a Cardiac Tamponade, a condition where fluid surrounds the heart, preventing it from beating properly.
Tragically, that CT scan was never relayed to her treating physicians or nurses. Despite being under the supervision of hospital personnel in the intensive care unit, where her condition continued to worsen, her caretakers went an entire night without alerting any doctors.
From the time she arrived, our client spent 18 hours in critical condition before a doctor finally saw her. The severity of her symptoms led to the nearly immediate diagnosis of the Cardiac Tamponade and the doctor quickly attempted to relieve the pressure around her heart by placing a needle into the pericardial sac to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, the hours she spent without the care she needed caused irreversible damage and the procedure failed to save her life.
After extensive litigation, the Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys at GRYC successfully negotiated a seven-figure settlement for the victim’s family.