Miami Ophthalmology Malpractice Attorneys
Taking on Negligent South Florida Ophthalmologists Since 1988
In the wake of new, innovative eye surgeries and treatments, ophthalmology malpractice is on the rise. No matter if the surgery is optional, like LASIK, or medically necessary, such as cataract surgery, malpractice can have harrowing results.
Fortunately, the injured do not have to stand alone. The legal team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented the victims of medical malpractice for over 30 years and has won them millions of dollars in damages. Lawyers at the firm are recognized for their legal prowess by many prestigious organizations, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Florida Justice Association, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, the American Inns of Court, Martindale-Hubbell® and Lawdragon 500.
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What Constitutes Ophthalmology Malpractice?
Ophthalmology malpractice is established in the same manner as any other medical malpractice: It has to be proven that the ophthalmologist owed a professional standard of care to their patient, then breached this doctor-patient agreement in a way that caused harm to the patient.
Thus, an injury cannot be deemed the result of malpractice if the ophthalmologist acted in accordance with the professional standard of care, nor if the risk of the injury was made known to the patient prior to the procedure. Simply put, it is unlikely a case can be established if a doctor acted with prudence.
Some common malpractices include failure to properly document medical records, misdiagnosis due to improper testing, improper use of medical or surgical equipment, surgical errors and improper or inadequate post-surgery treatment.
You may have a case if you sustained any of the following injuries due to malpractice:
- Abrasion or staining of the cornea
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Reduced vision
- Partial or full blindness
- Loss of contrast sensitivity
- Dry eye
- Detached or damaged retina
What Damages Can a Victim Recover?
The compensation for damages depends on the specifics of the case. If a patient lost their sight, they could be monetarily compensated for it, as well as for any reduced enjoyment of life caused by sudden blindness. They could also win damages to cover medical expenses and any lost wages due to the surgery. Damages for pain and suffering or emotional and mental trauma may also be given.
If your loved one died due to ophthalmology malpractice, the court may give you recompense to cover any funeral costs, the loss of companionship or guidance, emotional distress, mental trauma, and more.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Has Fought Against Ophthalmology Malpractice For 30+ Years
The attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen know money cannot make up for the harm done to you or your loved one. However, money remains the conduit for compensation because it can help victims get back on their feet and pay for expenses generated by malpractice. Victims should not have to pay for the harm caused to them; the at-fault party should.
If a negligent ophthalmologist caused you undue, preventable harm, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help you hold them accountable. The firm takes on small and big cases alike, dedicating the same amount of prowess, time and attention to all of their clients. What’s more, the firm offers representation in ophthalmology malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay until your case is won.
Call (866) 629-1061 to speak to one of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s ophthalmology malpractice attorneys.
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.