Motor Vehicle Accident Cases in Florida

$9,800,000 40 year old mother of two was rendered a quadriplegic after her car was struck by another driver who ran a neighborhood stop sign at 30 mph. The defense argued that the plaintiff was speeding and not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Extensive biomechanical expert testimony regarding the mechanics of the crash and the injuries resulted in a settlement nearly 100 times more than the available insurance coverage of the offending driver. Person Name


$6,500,000 The plaintiff was standing behind his armored truck preparing a delivery when a tourist driving a rental car suddenly struck him, pinning him to the back of the truck and causing his left leg to be amputated above-the-knee. The settlement was obtained that was far in excess of the $600,000 cap created by the Florida Legislature to protect auto rental companies, because of bad faith allegations against the carrier which covered both the rental company and the driver. Person Name


 $4,000,000 A wrongful death action was brought by the family of a 63-year-old man who was killed in an auto accident caused by an employee of an electric company. The employee, who was driving his own car but in the scope of work at the time, ran a red light, causing this fatal accident. Witnesses at the scene claim that the employee of the electric company was too distracted and made no attempt to brake when he saw the light turn red. Person Name


Prescription Drug Error / Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida

$2,225,000 The plaintiff sued a team of doctors and a pharmaceutical company when his regimen of prescriptions for a heart condition and high cholesterol, was modified by his treating physician to include two drugs that were specifically contraindicated by the drug manufacturer. Soon after taking the medications, the 76-year-old plaintiff was hospitalized with classic symptoms associated with the drug combination. None of the plaintiff’s physicians recognized this drug error. The plaintiff suffered multiple organ failure and died. Person Name
$1,500,000 A 71 year old mentally retarded woman was given an inadequate dosage of an anti-viral medication which allowed the virus to migrate to her brain, severely disabling her. In this egregious case, the pharmacist disarmed a computer alarm warning her of her impending error. Person Name
$1,125,000  A 54 year old retired physician and father of four was admitted to a local hospital with chest and stomach pains. Despite radiological studies which clearly showed that his aorta was leaking blood and threatening his life, the hospital doctors failed to properly diagnose him for more than 60 hours until his aorta burst and he was found dead in his room. Sadly, his children were prevented by Florida law from recovering the true value of the loss of their father. Person Name
$1,050,000 A 54-year-old woman was admitted to a rehabilitation facility following a stroke that had left her temporarily paralyzed on her left side. Despite her partial paralysis, a nursing aide negligently left the plaintiff unattended in the bathroom. The plaintiff fell, and later died of injuries she sustained as a result of the fall. She was survived by her husband and adult children. Person Name
Confidential Settlement  A local pharmacy misfiled a patient’s high blood pressure prescription and gave him an anti-seizure drug instead. Within days his blood pressure spiked causing a brain bleed and death. Person Name
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