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Category Archives: Medical Liability

Miami Doctor’s Call to Broker During Baby’s Delivery Leads to $33.8 Million Judgment

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Miami Gardens couple won a $33.8 million medical malpractice judgment in April 2017 after a South Florida obstetrician was found negligent during delivery of their baby who was born with permanent brain damage. But as the couple would later find out, they were not the first parent to sue the doctor for seriously… Read More »

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Over One Thousand Testosterone Medication Lawsuits Filed

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Over one thousand testosterone-related lawsuits have been filed across the United States by men who have taken this type of medication and suffered from heart attacks and other cardiovascular injuries. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating these claims as far back as February last year after two separate studies found a causal… Read More »

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Concierge Medical Services Company Found Liable for Malpractice

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The concierge medical services company, MDVIP, contracts with doctors and medical professionals across the country to provide concierge medical services to patients. The company was recently ordered by a court in Florida to pay more than $8.5 million to the family of a deceased woman who used their services for medical care. Jurors found… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Cause of Action in Medical Practice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As every good attorney knows, the facts of many cases can support multiple causes of action (or, said somewhat more colloquially, theories of relief). The choice of an appropriate cause of action is important. It determines, most vitally, exactly what elements need to be proved in order to prevail. Sometimes the evidence will be… Read More »

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Palm Beach Woman Severely Injured by Negligent Nursing Home

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the Palm Beach Post reported that a nursing home had allowed a 75-year-old woman to fall off a wheelchair lift on the back of a nursing home vehicle, causing her serious injuries. The wheelchair lift was broken, and the nursing home knew about it, but did nothing to fix… Read More »

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The Dangers of Hospital Paperwork: Navigating Arbitration of Medical Malpractice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Upon arriving at the hospital during a medical emergency, we are, all too often, confronted with a veritable mountain of paperwork. At a time when the well-being of our loved ones (not the niceties of medical billing) are at the forefront of our minds, hospital administrators ask us to sign forms that we scarcely… Read More »

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The “Respectable Minority” Defense and Unorthodox Medical Treatments

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If you elect to use a new or experimental medical treatment—one accepted, say, by a growing minority of doctors—and something goes wrong, can you sue for malpractice? Perhaps the experimental treatment fails where a more conventional one would have succeeded. Perhaps the physician trying the experimental procedure is somewhat unfamiliar with its details and… Read More »

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