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Florida Family Awarded Millions after C-Section Medical Malpractice Death

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a jury in Broward County awarded the family of a medical malpractice victim who died after childbirth $24.5 million. Lilia Torres was from Fort Lauderdale and lived with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children when she died at 34 years old after delivering her fourth child, Lillian Deyalaza Vargas,… Read More »

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Parents of Special Needs Child Barred from Suing for Medical Malpractice

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The parents of a special needs child have been barred from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against a dentist that they claim administered too much sedation during a dental procedure that killed their child. Tommy Myers, 39, was the special needs child of Gary and Maureen Myers. In September 2014, he went to Dr…. Read More »

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Two Juveniles Arrested after Carjacking and Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two juveniles who are suspected of committing a carjacking and crashing the vehicle have been arrested. At around 5:45 a.m. last Saturday, West Palm Beach Police were alerted to a carjacking at the 4400 block of Broadway in West Palm Beach. According to the reports, the victim’s Hyundai vehicle was stolen at knifepoint by… Read More »

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Painkiller Prescription Abuse by Healthcare Providers

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As the opioid crisis makes headlines across the nation, Florida is one of the many states plagued by addiction and the deteriorating health of many citizens. Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists… Read More »

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Florida Auto Injury Laws and Consequences

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

An auto injury is a physically and mentally painful development. Unfortunately, dealing with the injuries and paperwork after the event can be an arduous process. Having an attorney by one’s side to assist with collecting all damages due for physical injuries can be extremely helpful throughout each step of the process. Florida Auto Injury… Read More »

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Many nursing home facilities in Florida provide top quality care for our loved ones as they enter their twilight years, with fully trained and knowledgeable staff that care for our family member’s needs. However, as more and more elderly residents enter nursing home facilities and it becomes more difficult to fully staff facilities, the… Read More »

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What is a Birth Injury in Medical Malpractice?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The day your baby is born should be one of the most joyous occasions in your life. However, complications can occur during pregnancy, labor, and delivery of your child. Unfortunately, some of these are not preventable by doctors, but in some situations the improper or negligent care of a doctor, surgeon, or other medical… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Dies in Left-Hand Turn Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a motorcyclist was killed in a two vehicle accident in Palm Beach County. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, on February 10th Pedro Rendon, 49, was riding on his 2004 Honda Shadow motorcycle westbound through the intersection of Lake Worth Road and the Turnpike. A 2014 Ford Mustang was stopped… Read More »

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Little Known Medical Malpractice Law Could Affect You

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A little-known Florida medical malpractice law can prevent lawsuits against healthcare providers in certain circumstances that has the potential to affect your medical malpractice claims. Couples that live together, even for years or decades, are limited in their ability to bring medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of their loved ones in fatal malpractice cases… Read More »

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Florida House Seeks to Reinstate Medical Malpractice Caps

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida House panel this week backed a proposal to reinstate medical malpractice caps on damages for cases brought in the state, in clear defiance of the state’s supreme court decision that medical malpractice caps are unconstitutional. The proposal, known as PCB CJS 19-02, would reinstate caps on the noneconomic damages associated with medical… Read More »

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