Our Case Results

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Notable Verdicts and Settlements

Jane Doe v. Surgeon and Hospital


Jane Doe, a 66-year- old woman, went into the hospital for a decompressive laminectomy and sustained an intraoperative injury. She immediately had signs and symptoms consistent with cauda equina syndrome and was untimely diagnosed with a hematoma. She underwent a second surgery to evacuate the hematoma 4 days after the first surgery and was left with permanent sequella including severe pain, gait disturbance, saddle anesthesia and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Estate of John Doe** v. Hospital

$2,500,000.00 jury verdict

Our client, a 40-year-old father of 2 minor children, entered the hospital for pain management because of kidney stones. He was given Demerol for pain management. Demerol is a respiratory suppressant and the patient needs to be monitored closely. He died within 24 hours due to hospital’s failure to monitor the patient.

John Doe Motorcyclist v. Engineering Firm

Multi-million Dollar Settlement

The motorcyclist had suffered serious injuries that were caused by poor highway design. The initial offer was zero and we ended up settling for a multi-million dollar settlement.

Teresa Rojo v. Julio Diaz-Jane, M.D.

$1,500,000.00 – Trial Verdict

Teresa Rojo suffered serious physical and emotional injuries as the result of a medically unnecessary hysterectomy.

Client** v. Pain Center** & Physician**

$1,500,000.00 – Combined Settlement

Client underwent an elective surgery for the purpose of alleviating his on-going lower back pain related to prior injuries. The surgical technique utilized a hypertonic saline solution which caused Client to suffer nerve damage known as arachnoiditis. Client suffered injuries including unnecessary pain, impotence, incontinence and foot drop.

Josie Miller v. Mario Nanes, M.D.

$1,394,000.00 – Trial Verdict

Ms. Miller was an 82 year old woman who underwent a laminectomy and developed a kyphotic deformity to her spine. The deformity goes untreated, and, as a result, Ms. Miller becomes a quadriplegic.

Client** v. Hospital**

$1,250,000.00 – Settlement

Our client suffered a herniated disc while playing volleyball. After diagnosing the Client with an injury to the nerves at the base of his spine (Cauda Equina Syndrome), the physicians caring for the Client failed to perform surgery in a timely fashion resulting in permanent injuries.

Amber Frappier v. James W. Phillips, M.D.

$1,020,530.90 – Trial Verdict

Amber Frappier suffered significant physical and emotional injuries as the result of a botched plastic surgery which was performed by Dr. Phillips at The Florida Center For Cosmetic Surgery.

Jane Doe v. Orthopedic Surgeon and Hospital


Jane Doe, a 63-year- old woman, went into the hospital for a laminectomy. Immediately following surgery, she presented with symptoms including incontinence, bowel and sexual dysfunction. She was discharged 4 days later with a foli catheter. Two days after discharge she returned to the hospital because of the symptoms that included a deficit in her ability to walk.

The next day she was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome (CES) and the following day she was operated on to remove a hematoma that had developed. Unfortunately, it was too late and all of her symptoms are permanent.

John Doe** v. Neurosurgeon**

7 figure settlement

John Doe hurt his back and went to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with a herniated disk and underwent surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve. Post-surgery he developed a hematoma that was not evacuated in a timely manner. Generally speaking, the pressure must be relieved within 24-48 hours to avoid permanent injury. The evacuation was done too late causing John Doe to develop Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES.) He developed symptoms typical of CED which include dropped foot, incontinence, and loss of feeling.

Pain Management Patient** v. Pain Management Doctor

7 figure settlement

Often steroidal injections are given to patients with back pain. If the injection or drug is administered improperly, they can have damaged nerve roots, causing permanent cauda equina damage.

R.K. v. Hospital & University


R.K. presented to the emergency department with signs and symptoms associated with Cauda Equina Syndrome. After being improperly evaluated by a physician assistant student, R.K. was discharged with instructions for bed rest. A subsequent hospital admission resulted in an immediate diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome followed by emergency surgery. Due to the delay in diagnosis and surgery, R.K. suffers with permanent injuries associated with Cauda Equina Syndrome.

Edward Olguin, M.D. & Elizabeth Olguin v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company

$750,000.00 – Settlement for Insurance Policy Limits

Edward Olguin, M.D., was the victim of a hit and run accident while riding his bicycle. As a result of the accident, Dr. Olguin required spinal surgery with the installation of a metal plate in his spine. After Dr. Olguin’s claim was initially denied, we filed an action seeking compensation for his injuries pursuant to his uninsured motorist insurance policy. During the course of litigation, State Farm Insurance Company agreed to tender the Dr. Olguin’s entire policy limits in settlement of the claim.

Juan Evelio Pou v. Carlos Nazir, M.D.

$720,094.89 – Trial Verdict

Juan Pou suffered significant permanent injury related to a botched penile implant, and a subsequent unsuccessful revision surgery.

Client** v. Hospital**

$650,000.00 – Settlement

Client with a medical history of allergic reactions to terbutaline, was negligently administered terbutaline during pregnancy which resulted in the client developing a permanent seizure disorder.

Estate of Charles G. v. Dentist


Charles G. was a 92 year old man who underwent dental work. During a procedure, the dentist dropped a dental tool down the throat of Charles G., which was aspirated into his lung ultimately causing death. Limitations in Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute caused other firms to reject the case. The case was filed as a survival action by the firm permitting recovery.

John Doe v. Doctor


John Doe was a 24 year old father of two minor children. He died as a result of an overdose of pain medication for a sickle cell disease pain episode.

Betty G. v. Hospital**

$275,000.00 – Pre-litigation Settlement

Betty G. was an 85 year old widow who was admitted to the hospital for surgical revision of a prior hip replacement. Following surgery, Ms. G. developed a blood clot in her leg that was not immediately noticed by the nursing staff. It was alleged that the delay in diagnosing the blood clot contributed to cause the need to perform a below the knee amputation.

Adalgisa V. v. Laser Surgery Center

$250,000.00 – Settlement

Andalgisa V. underwent Lasix surgery and suffered a deterioration of her eyesight following the surgery. It was alleged that Andalgisa V. was not a candidate for the procedure, and the surgery negatively affected her already compromised vision.

Erin A. v. Surgeon**

$250,000.00 – Settlement for Insurance Policy Limits

Erin A. underwent back surgery for injuries subsequent to a work related accident. Ms. A suffered additional back injuries when the surgeon misplaced surgical screws in her spine.

John Doe v. Dentist

$225,000.00 – Settlement

John Doe went into doctor’s office for a root canal. The dentist failed to use a dam near the effected root so the liquid used to kill the root (hydrochloric acid) leaked out and destroyed gum and bone.

Jane Doe** v. Dunkin Donuts


Our client was at a Dunkin Donut franchise which failed to keep the entrance to its bathroom clean and dry. Consequently, when our customer attempted to use the restroom, she slipped and fell fracturing her wrist.

Karen Kressler v. A. Tullo, L. Raffone & Insurance Company**

$150,000.00 – Combined Settlement

Karen Kressler was involved in two separate accidents within a six month period. As a result of both accidents, Ms. Kresler aggravated preexisting injuries to her neck and back, and suffered a torn retina in her eye which required surgery. The settlement was a combination of payments from one of the Defendant’s insurance company, and a payment from Ms. Kresler’s uninsured motorist policy.

Jane Doe v. Insurance Company

$110,000.00 – Settlement

Jane Doe was injured by another skier while skiing in Colorado. The other skier lost control and knocked her down causing ligament damage that required months of rehabilitation. Jane Doe sues the out of control Skier and the skier’s homeowner’s policy paid for her damages.

Margaret D. v. Cruise Ship Line**

$105,000.00 – Settlement

Margaret D. was a passenger on a well known cruise line. One of the ports of call was the cruise line’s private island resort. While on the island, Ms. D fell off a hammock when the s-ring securing the hammock failed. As a result, Ms. D. suffered an injury to her non-dominate shoulder. The cruise line denied any liability as the island was owned and operated by another company not affiliated with the cruise line.

Nicole C. v. Sergio Foschini


Nicole C. was a college student who was involved in a collision with Mr. Foschini on I-75. Within one week after the accident, Mr. Foschini’s insurance company tendered the limits of Mr. Foschini’s policy limits. Nicole C. returned to school at the beginning of the next semester.

Michele Kraft v. S. Mehta

$100,000.00 – Settlement for Insurance Policy Limits

Ms. Kraft was involved in a vehicular accident and sustained an aggravation of pre-existing orthopedic injuries. In addition to the settlement stated above, an additional claim is being pursued against Ms. Kraft’s own insurance company for benefits pursuant to her underinsured motorist policy.

Claimant** v. physician

Confidential 6 figure settlement.

Our client, a 90-year-old patient, sustained what is called a degloveing injury, a separation of the skin which required plastic surgery.

John Doe** v. Reckless Skier

6 figure settlement

Our client was snow skiing in Colorado when a reckless skier ran into him causing a torn meniscus. Homeowner’s policy of reckless skier settled for 6 figures.

John Doe** v. Hospital and Doctor

6 Figure Settlement

John Doe suffered a drug overdose while being treated for sickle cell anemia due to improper administration of the patient after administration of the drug.

Claimant** v. anesthesiologist

Confidential settlement

Our client underwent minor surgery and was dropped off the table.

Jane Doe (minor)** v. hospital

Confidential Settlement

The patient, a young lady who fell off monkey bars and fractured her upper right arm, required surgical intervention. Because it was not done in a timely fashion, she developed a significant deformity.

John Doe** v. ER physician and radiologist

Confidential settlement

Our client, a 65 year old gentleman, suffered a major stroke. Because the drug TPA (a clot dissolver) was not administered in a timely fashion, he had permanent paralysis on the left part of his body.

John Doe** v. urologist

Confidential settlement

Due to late diagnose, the patient’s prostate cancer metastasized to other parts of his body.

Jane Doe** v. Anesthesiologist

Confidential settlement

Our client, while undergoing a gastric bypass procedure, had her vocal cords damaged. They were lacerated during the intubation process.

Jane Doe** v. Surgeon

Confidential settlement

Our client was a breast cancer patient who had a mastectomy underwent reconstructive surgery from a plastic surgeon. The reconstruction was not done correctly and our client developed complications.

Claimant** v Nurse and Anesthesiologist**

Case settled for confidential amount.

58 year old female underwent a 12 hour ablation procedure. After she was extubated and while she was recovering from sedation post-operatively, she was dropped off the table because the nursing staff and anesthesiologist failed to secure the patient with appropriate safety straps.

Minor** v. Shopowner/Dogowner**

Case settled for confidential amount.

2 year old minor female was violently attacked by a dog while a visitor at a local business. The injuries required emergency care, care by plastic surgeon and pediatric dentist.

Claimant** v. Hospital**

Case settled for confidential amount.

50 year old male was seen in the emergency room with complaints of testicular pain. He is administered narcotic medication and has a respiratory arrest and codes. He remains comatose and unresponsive and dies in the hospital.

Claimant** v. At fault driver**

The case settled for policy limits.

50 year old male was struck by a truck and sustained significant injuries to his lower back.

John Doe** v. Periodontist**

Case settled for confidential amount.

During implant surgery, injury to inferior alveolar nerve. Two subsequent repair surgeries with significant nerve and pain component.

Jane Doe** v. Oral Surgeon**

Case settled for confidential amount.

During extraction of wisdom teeth, injury to lingual nerve.

Jane Doe** v. Anesthesiologist**

Case settled for confidential amount.

During intubation for gastric bypass surgery, injury to vocal cords.

John Doe** v. Orthopedic Surgeon**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to timely surgically intervene for complete bicondylar tibial plateau fracture.

Jane Doe (minor)** v. Orthopedic Surgeon**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to timely surgically intervene for a displaced Supra condylar humerus fracture type III.

Jane Doe (decedent)** v. Neurologist and Internal Medicine Physician**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to timely diagnose stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland.

John Doe** v. Nursing Home**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to provide care and development of significant sacral wound leading to surgery and eventual demise.

Jane Doe** v. General Dentist**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to perform appropriate root canal and failure to eliminate decay before placing four crowns.

Jane Doe** v. Healthcare Corporation**

Case settled for confidential amount.

Failure to treat blood clot and call in urologic consult during sling surgery.

Claimant** v. their own insurance carrier

Case settled for policy limits

Uninsured Motorist coverage (UM) insures that the policyholder will be covered in the event the other driver either had no insurance or was underinsured. This case settled for our client’s policy limits and demonstrates the importance of this coverage, as it covers the policyholder not another party. Often this coverage is your only protection.

Claimant** v. Neurosurgeon**

Case settled for policy limits

52 year old female underwent a kyphoplasty procedure. As a result of the malpositioning of the needle during the procedure, cement was injected into the patient’s thecal sac of her spine causing significant and permanent injury.

**Names excluded pursuant to confidentiality agreement preventing disclosures of the identities of the parties.