Miami Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Representing the Seriously Injured in South Florida for 30+ Years
If you or a loved one have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of another, it may feel as though an unbearable weight has been put upon your shoulders. During this stressful time, you may reasonably suspect that you are entitled to compensation but are finding it unthinkable to navigate legal proceedings on your own in addition to taking care of yourself.
Fortunately, the attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help lift some of that weight off your shoulders by fighting to hold the negligent party accountable for the misfortune they caused.
Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online today for a free, no-strings-attached consultation with one of the Miami catastrophic injury lawyers at the firm.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
“Catastrophic injury” is an umbrella term for any injury that caused significant, life-changing harm to a person and their quality of life. After the injury, the victim often becomes dependent on others for activities they were previously able to do on their own, such as bathing, walking, traveling to and from work, working certain jobs and more. This can either be for a short period of time or for the rest of the victim’s life.
Catastrophic injury comprises any extremely harmful injury, including but not limited to:
- Brain injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Hearing loss
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Neck and back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Vision loss
Often, these injuries are broken up into three subcategories: physical, spinal cord, and cognitive. A physical catastrophic injury would be the amputation of a limb; a spinal cord injury would be any harm done to the spinal cord that resulted in mobility issues; and cognitive injuries are those that resulted in significant damage to the brain.
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.
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Victim of Cardiology Medical Malpractice
A 46-year-old man was undergoing heart surgery at a South Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. 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.
What Compensation Is Available to Victims?
The compensation for catastrophic injuries aims to reflect the harm done to the injured individual and their family. Victims are likely to have large medical bills and emotional damage from undergoing trauma. Additionally, their families are likely to dedicate their time to taking care of the injured, often resigning from their jobs or delaying their own life plans in the process. Thus, the worse the injury and its effects, the higher the settlement or verdict tends to be.
A victim may be eligible for compensation for:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
If you or your family member was the victim of a catastrophic injury due to the negligence and carelessness of another, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can fight for your rights to financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Over 30 years ago, they started the firm to help those no one else would. Now, let them help you and your family recover damages from the at-fault party so you can get back to your life.
How Can Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Help?
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has advocated for catastrophically injured individuals since 1988. Backed by more than three decades of experience, the firm has a reputation for taking on complex cases and winning millions of dollars for clients. Members of the legal team pride themselves on their ability to delve into the fine details of a case to know more than the negligent party, no matter if they are oft-considered an expert or reputable figure in their industry.
As a result of their astute legal skills and dedication to clients, lawyers at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen have been recognized by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers® and Lawdragon 500 Leading Attorneys in America. They know how truly devastating a catastrophic injury can be, which is why they regard each and every one of their clients with compassion.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 today to speak to a Miami catastrophic injury attorney. The firm accepts cases throughout South Florida.