If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, Steve can help. We place a lot of trust in health care practitioners to exercise the proper skill and judgment required within their fields of practice, and to take care of us when we are most vulnerable. When a health care provider falls below the requisite standard of care, he or she may held liable for any injury, disability, or damage that they cause -- just like any other professional.
Medical malpractice can occur in many ways, including:
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke, or defect in a timely manner
- Failure to order proper tests
- Surgical errors, like operating on the wrong body part or needlessly causing an infection
- Performing a procedure that was not authorized
- Prescription errors
Steve has handled a wide variety of medical malpractice cases throughout his 30-year career. These cases involved claims for wrongful death and permanent, life-altering injuries. He only handles cases involving gross neglect or indifference to human life, which unfortunately is all too common in south Florida.
Steve turned to the plaintiff’s side after representing Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation’s largest providers of hospital, clinical, and behavioral health services. While representing UHS, Steve formulated a strategy that UHS adopted for defending lawsuits involving allegations that their mental health facilities failed to protect suicidal patients from harming themselves.
Through the years, Steve has handled many complex medical malpractice cases. For example, he resolved a case against a cruise line that claimed that the doctor on board who committed the malpractice was not its employee, but rather an independent contractor. The cruise line also asserted that the United States was not a proper forum for the lawsuit because the medical care was not performed on the U.S. mainland or in U.S. territorial waters. In another complicated case, he achieved a major settlement with a pharmacist who operated a pill mill in Broward County. The insurer claimed that there was no insurance coverage under the policy’s exclusions for intentional and criminal acts.
In representing plaintiffs, Steve has helped victims of medical malpractice and their families recover many millions of dollars.
Call him at 954-290-8826 for a free consultation. We take cases on a contingent fee basis; there is no fee unless we win.