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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Chatman drug treatment associates owe millions

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Conspirators in Kenny Chatman’s sprawling drug treatment criminal enterprise are on the hook for millions of dollars, with one man expected to pay his share of $5.6 million in restitution. Chatman’s operations had a horrifying human cost. People blame his operations for loved ones’ deadly relapses, and prosecutors told how Chatman screwed closed a home’s… Read More »

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Florida’s Billion-Dollar Drug Treatment Industry Is Plagued by Overdoses, Fraud

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida — For the first responders who found her lifeless body one October morning, 24-year-old Alison Flory was yet another casualty of addiction here on the front line of Florida’s opioid crisis. To her family, she was a daughter, a beloved sister, a goofy bookworm who made them laugh and a… Read More »

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Relapsed and forced out, sober home residents die in motels

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Addicts who relapse while living in sober homes in Delray Beach, often are dumped into seedy motels, often still high. Without supervision, some continue the binge, overdose and die. That’s because Delray Beach, nationally known as a treatment destination, forbids sober home operators from immediately evicting addicts who have relapsed, a policy that sober… Read More »

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State lets doctors accused of sexual abuse on patients keep practicing

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Dawn Marie Basham answers the phone in tears. “You caught me at a rough moment,” Basham explains between sobs. Less than a week earlier, prosecutors had dropped charges against the Delray Beach doctor she said sexually assaulted her during an office visit. Basham feels alone, but she is far from it. Other women say they… Read More »

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‘Finally,’ Scott declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Responding to months of public outcry, Gov. Rick Scott declared a public health emergency Wednesday in the fight against the opioid epidemic, a sea change in what had been a hands-off approach by state officials to a crisis that has killed thousands. “Today I feel relief — relief that the voices of so many… Read More »

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Sober home cleanup bill on path to OK after dangling all week

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

With a heavy dose of local lobbying, the bill to crack down on bad sober homes survived a key calendar call Wednesday to make it to the Senate floor Thursday. It must pass the Senate twice before lawmakers stop hearing bills on Friday. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, whose task force shaped… Read More »

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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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Family Awarded $7.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The family of a 45-year-old mother was awarded $7.5 million by a jury in southern Florida in a medical malpractice lawsuit that alleged that two surgeons were negligent during an operation, leading to their loved one’s death. Maria Elena Espinosa was a mother of two children and was married at the time of her… Read More »

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