Medical malpractice cases are some of the most sophisticated types of lawsuits. Often, there is a need for the attorney to study and digest all new areas of medical knowledge to fully understand the applicable medical standard of care and/or the factors that led to an injury.
Fortunately, Mr. Brudny has established a network of specialized medical professionals, in and outside of Florida, who are willing to serve as “experts” if a case has merit and involves their medical area of specialty. These experts, along with Mr. Brudny, will explain the medical negligence that occurred and how that negligence led to injury or death.
In addition, our law firm performs specialized internet research into the medical issues that affect each case. When necessary, we can locate the medical professionals who are on the cutting edge of their specific medical field. Later in the case, we can utilize medical artists to compose medical illustrations or animated films, which clarify and simplify the story of what happened in that particular case.
Examples of Two Cases
After an automobile accident, a client had been treated by a neurologist when his condition worsened due to a cerebral hemorrhage. During the medical malpractice litigation, nationally recognized experts proved the client’s hemorrhage had been caused by a partial severing of his vertebral artery (as a result of the original automobile accident). The client’s hemorrhage should have been discovered earlier by the treating neurologist, which would have prevented further injury.
Result: Payment of the defendant doctor’s $1,000,000 insurance policy.
A newborn baby, born at a midwife center, had complications due to enlarged polycystic kidneys. An in-depth investigation revealed “spot-check” sonograms had been performed during the pregnancy by a sonography technician who failed to make “hard copies” to send to his radiologist (medical director) for interpretation. Nationally recognized medical experts in sonography, radiology, neonatology, pediatric neurology, and nephrology were employed. Testimony established the birth complications should have been avoided.
Result: We settled for the defendant radiologist’s $250,000 insurance policy, with the agreement he would testify truthfully at the upcoming trial against the sonographer. Just prior to trial, the carrier for the defendant sonographer paid $650,000.