Featured LANDMARK CASES
Seven-figure settlement for medical and nursing malpracticeOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A wife and mother of three in her early 40’s entered a South Florida emergency department after suffering from the flu for a few days. Upon arrival, doctors noted she was in critical condition and in “impending cardiovascular collapse.” Her heart rate and blood pressure were low, she was cyanotic and blood work showed evidence of heart damage. A CT scan revealed the patient was suffering from Cardiac Tamponade, which is a condition where fluid surrounds the heart, not allowing it to beat properly. Tragically, the CT scan was never relayed to her treating physicians or nurses. Overnight, while in the intensive care unit the patient continued to deteriorate, yet the nursing staff failed to alert any doctors of her condition. When a Cardiologist finally saw her over 18 hours after she arrived in critical condition, he quickly diagnosed the Cardiac Tamponade and attempted to relieve the pressure around her heart by placing a needle into the pericardial sac to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, the hours of her heart not being able to function properly caused irreversible damage and she tragically died soon after the procedure. After extensive litigation, with trial fast approaching, the GRYC team was able to successfully negotiate a seven-figure settlement.
Seven-figure settlement for medical malpractice victimOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A middle-aged man had history of an aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was asymptomatic for over four years, and the patient had a plan for what would happen if it became symptomatic again. His plan was to fly to one of the top heart centers in the nation, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. When the aneurysm became symptomatic, he was admitted to a South Florida hospital for care thereafter expecting a transfer to the heart center he had chosen within a reasonable amount of time. Rather than starting the transfer 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. Two teenage daughters and a wife survive him. The family sued the hospital that delayed his treatment, and they settled for a seven-figure award.
Seven-figure settlement for misdiagnosis of a blood clotOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A 68-year-old man was on vacation on the west coast of Florida with his entire family. The day before he was to go home, he started 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 family had a close relative that had previously endured similar symptoms from a blood clot.) The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. The physician encouraged the patient to visit his primary care physician when he returned home. 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. The family sued the hospital for misdiagnosing the patient and received a seven-figure settlement.
Six-figure wrongful death settlement for the family of medical malpractice victimOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A 14-year-old boy, who was having trouble swallowing was misdiagnosed with a gastrointestinal issue because the doctor failed to do appropriate x-rays and proper exams. When the appropriate testing was done, a tumor was found, but it was too late.
Six-figure settlement for victim of dental malpractice caseOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A prominent figure in the community went in for a simple dental implant procedure. The procedure failed, causing an infection in her jaw. The infection spread and worsened, which resulted in the removal and reconstruction of the patient’s entire lower left jaw.
Seven-Figure Verdict for Woman Who was Left with Permanent Speaking Issues after Thyroid OperationOrthopedic 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. When the surgeon opened the other side of her neck to re-operate, he injured the nerve that controlled her vocal cords in the process, leaving her with permanent speaking issues. She sued the doctor and received a seven-figure verdict that led to a confidential settlement.
Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After MisdiagnosisOrthopedic Medical Malpractice
A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital in Lee County, Florida 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, that 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. If the staff had discovered the clot in the ER or upon admission, the amputation would not have been necessary. She now requires a prosthetic for the rest of her life, and she received a seven-figure settlement from the hospital as recourse.
Eight-figure settlement for victim of nursing medical malpracticeBrain Injury Medical Malpractice
A middle-aged woman was in a Broward County 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.
When the nurse next arrived for a routine check-in, the patient was found on the floor, lifeless, with all tubes, monitors, IVs and clothing removed from her body. This incident caused her to suffer a hypoxic brain injury. She was expected to make a full recovery after the brain aneurysm, but the hypoxic brain injury she suffered from this event caused massive damage. Now, she is unable to walk or talk and needs 24-hour nursing care for the rest of her life. The victim and her husband sued the hospital. Prior to trial, GRYC was able to successfully negotiate an eight-figure settlement.
Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During ChildbirthNeonatal Medical Malpractice
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. Her parents received a seven-figure settlement for these damages, despite a threat of arbitration that would have significantly limited these damages.
Eight-figure settlement for failure to timely treat a heart attackCardiology Medical Malpractice
After being taken to a South Florida hospital while suffering from a heart attack, a 53-year-old man underwent a cardiac catheterization, which is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working. After successfully opening and stenting his 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. He now requires 24-hour nursing care and is unable to walk or talk. GRYC was able to successfully obtain an eight figure settlement for the victim, his wife and two children.
Seven-figure settlement for victim of cardiology medical malpracticeCardiology Medical Malpractice
A 46-year-old man was undergoing heart surgery at a South Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The cardiologist that was assigned to the surgery did not consult with a heart surgeon before performing the surgery. 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. The family of the victim sued the hospital and received a seven-figure settlement.
Seven-figure settlement in negligent security casePremises & Negligent Security
Two bystanders in front of a supermarket were shot at by a driving vehicle. One man was fatally shot, and another was shot and severely injured. The man that died had a minor child.
$37 million verdict against Florida Power and LightWrongful Death
A $37 million wrongful death jury verdict against Florida Power and Light on behalf of the family of a teenage girl who died in a car collision in Pinecrest after an FPL crew cut power to a major intersection to address a minor fire. After an FPL crewmembers disconnected power to the traffic signal, our client’s car was hit by another vehicle. The child was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died hours later.
$12.5 million verdict for family of victims in truck accidentWrongful Death
A $12.5 million wrongful death jury verdict on behalf of the family of two young children and their grandfather, who were killed in a collision involving a truck. The trucking company appealed, and the case was settled during the appellate process for $8.5 million.
$2 million settlement for family of Broward Sheriff's Office DetectiveWorkplace Safety
A $2 million workplace safety settlement on behalf of the family of a Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective who was killed by a suspect during a raid of the suspect’s home.
$6 million settlement for child in misdiagnosed case in U.S. hospitalFederal Tort Claims Act
A $6 million Federal Tort Claims Act settlement for a little girl who lost her legs and one of her arms, and the use of her other arm, as a result of a misdiagnosed cases of meningococcal meningitis at a United States Naval Hospital in Maryland.
$2 million verdict for family against FEMAFederal Tort Claims Act
A $2 million Federal Tort Claims Act verdict for the family of a mother killed when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer she was living in after Hurricane Andrew failed to protect her during a subsequent storm.
Eight-figure settlement in premises liability caseHotel and Resort Liability
A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a Resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic. There were no warning signs. The victim sued the resort, the tiki bar and the property owners for lack of signage warning of the water’s depths, and he was awarded an eight-figure settlement.
$410 million settlement for Bank of America account holdersMultidistrict and Class Action Litigation
A $410 million settlement on behalf of Bank of America individual account holders who suffered additional overdraft fees as a result of the bank’s policy of re-sequencing debit transactions from highest to lowest.
Settlement for son of agricultural worker affected by pesticidesDefective Products
A confidential defective products settlement for the son of an agricultural worker born without arms or legs as a result of improper application of pesticides. The boy’s mother, who was employed in the tomato fields for Ag-Mart, was repeatedly sprayed with pesticides while working in the fields. Our investigation uncovered numerous violations by Ag-Mart, including smuggling and unacceptable working conditions. As a result of the settlement, our client will receive a lifetime of financial support and medical care.
Seven-figure settlement for woman run over crossing the streetAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
One afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was out for a walk near her home in Palm Beach County. She had the right of way and was crossing at a crosswalk when she was struck by a woman in a convertible, who was making a left turn. The victim suffered a dislocated ankle and compound bone fracture that will cause her to limp for the rest of her life. She sued the driver and the driver’s insurance company, receiving a seven-figure settlement for the damages.
Woman Receives Seven-Figure Settlement After Being Run Over in Parking LotAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
The victim of this case is a woman from Sarasota, Florida who was run over by an SUV in a Target parking lot. The incident occurred when she was walking behind the vehicle, and the driver backed into her without warning, and continued in reverse until every bone in her leg was crushed. She required extensive hospitalization for three to four months as a result and is now unable to walk without significant assistance. Our client sought justice from the SUV owner and the owner’s insurance company, receiving a seven-figure settlement as recourse.
Seven-figure settlement for surviving wife and childrenAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
One evening, a middle-aged husband and wife were walking their dog on a small street near their South Florida home. They were hit by a driver that had problems with his eyesight and was just coming from an eye appointment. The husband was initially in a coma and later passed away. The wife was injured but recovered fully after many months of treatment. The couple had two minor children.
*The results obtained by the Firm in these cases are representative only, and there is no guarantee that future cases will yield similar results. The amounts set forth above are before deductions for attorneys’ fees and costs.