Miami Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyers
South Florida Orthopedic Patients Should be Met with Care, Not Injury
Were you or a loved one injured due to the irresponsible or careless actions of an orthopedic specialist? Are you now facing large medical bills, missing time from work or suddenly dependent on another for activities you never were before? If so, you may be entitled to file a claim for orthopedic malpractice.
Attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen know the harm amateur and negligent orthopedists can cause, and they have the experience and legal knowledge to hold them accountable. In addition to esteemed lawyers, the firm’s legal team also includes medical investigators who provide valuable insight into the medical industry.
As evidence of the firm’s legal capabilities, they have received accolades and recognition from numerous prestigious organizations, including: Best Lawyers®, Lawdragon 500, Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell®, the American Inns of Court, the Florida Justice Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Miami orthopedic malpractice attorney.
What Injuries Could Warrant an Orthopedic Malpractice Case?
Since orthopedic doctors are trained to treat musculoskeletal conditions — conditions relating to the skeleton and the muscles — their negligence can have terrible consequences for years to come.
Injuries that might qualify for a case include:
- ACL reconstruction errors
- Aggravated conditions from improper treatment
- Amputation caused by improper cast application
- Bones that fail to heal due to improper setting
- Damaged nerves
- Hip or knee replacement errors
- Orthopedic conditions left to progress due to misdiagnosis
Orthopedic surgeons may also induce a coma or cause a dangerous condition in which hospital staff need to. In extreme cases, orthopedic malpractice could result in death.
Some other medical mistakes classified as orthopedic malpractice include:
- Improper cast application
- Improper setting of broken or fractured bones
- Insufficient or improper post-surgery care
- Misreading CT scans, MRIs or X-rays
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Operating in unsafe conditions, such as an insufficient office
- Surgical equipment left in the body
Do I Have a Case?
Because orthopedics is such a specialized medical field, cases of orthopedic malpractice tend to be very complex and require in-depth knowledge of the victim’s condition, as well as the factors that allowed the malpractice to occur. Not every injury caused by a doctor is considered malpractice; to be deemed as such, the law requires negligence, carelessness or irresponsibility on the part of the doctor. Therefore, if you believe you suffered due to orthopedic malpractice, you and your legal representation will have to further prove that the orthopedic doctor or surgeon owed a professional standard of care to you. Then you must show that they violated it and injured you in the process.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in the state of Florida allows victims of orthopedic malpractice two years from the date of their injury or from the time the malpractice was or should have been reasonably discovered to file a claim. Depending on the circumstances, victims sometimes have up two or four years, but it is inadvisable to wait to take legal action. It is prudent to contact a reputable lawyer as soon as you discover malpractice occurred.
Let Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Help
With award-winning attorneys and reputable medical investigators on the firm’s legal team, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen will proudly fight for your rights against orthopedic malpractice. Although past success cannot guarantee a similar outcome for your case, the firm has won multiple seven-figure settlements and verdicts for past victims of malpractice. The firm is recognized by esteemed organizations for a reason: The care, compassion and competence the legal team demonstrates in the courtroom and to their clients is unparalleled. If you have a case, they are prepared to help you fight against negligent orthopedists, no matter how intimidating or complex your case seems.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to speak to a Miami orthopedic malpractice lawyer. The firm takes large and small cases throughout South Florida.
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.