Ophthalmology Malpractice

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

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.

Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online for a free consultation with a Miami ophthalmology malpractice lawyer.

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.

A Legacy of Change

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • 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. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure 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.

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

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital 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, which 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.

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

    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.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was 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 doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. 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.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. 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.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    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.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A 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.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a 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.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's 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.

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