Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis Attorneys in Miami
Fighting for Victims of Serious Spinal Cord Injuries
When you or a loved one experiences a catastrophic spinal cord injury, the road ahead can be challenging. These injuries require a substantial amount of medical care and long-term rehabilitation – and everything else in your life will be unexpectedly put on hold too, from work to family to schooling. When a spinal cord injury occurs due to negligence, unsafe conditions, or other preventable factors, you will want an experienced injury lawyer team on your side.
At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we’ve been fighting on behalf of spinal cord injury and paralysis victims since 1988, and we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit when your injuries have been caused by another party’s negligence. We know the nuances of seeking justice for catastrophic injuries and can take the lead on your case, allowing you or your loved one to focus on recovery – and getting life back to as normal as possible.
Contact us at (866) 629-1061 to get started with a free consultation.
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.
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.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
It’s estimated that there are around 17,000 new spinal cord injuries recorded every year in the United States, and that there are approximately 300,000 people living with a spinal cord injury at any given time. Most commonly caused by motor vehicle crashes, any injury to the spinal cord can result in temporary or permanent paralysis, as well as a host of other physical and psychological problems for victims.
Aside from motor vehicle accidents, some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Sports and recreational activities
- Boating accidents
- Diving into shallow water
- Violent assaults
- Construction and work site accidents
- Medical errors and malpractice
Following a spinal cord injury, victims will need prompt medical attention, with the average length of hospital and rehabilitative care totaling around 40 days, even for more mild injuries. The extent of the long-term damage will depend on what part of the spinal column was damaged, but because this important system controls all movement and bodily functions, most people will suffer some form of paralysis or immobilization after a spinal cord injury.
Why File a Lawsuit for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis?
While some spinal cord injury victims may be able to make a complete recovery and avoid total paralysis, others may never be able to walk, talk, or care for themselves again after an accident. These catastrophic injuries can prevent victims from finding work in their field and require long-term care assistance. That means that spinal cord injuries often cost thousands or even millions of dollars in lifetime costs.
By filing a lawsuit, you aren’t just seeking justice for yourself or your loved one: You are fighting to ensure that your financial and medical needs are covered during the difficult times ahead. While it’s true that not every accident is caused by negligence, it’s important to consider reviewing your case with an experienced attorney before making a decision, as there could be multiple legal avenues available to you.
To get started with a spinal cord injury and paralysis claim in Miami or South Florida, call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061.