Elderly Lives Matter
Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
Elderly Lives Matter
Call For A Free Consultation
En EspaƱol

Surgical error may have left Coral Gables woman with brain damage

Since doctors have years of experience and training they may make certain operations sound relatively simple. Doing this puts patients' minds at ease, often leading them to consent to these surgeries. Yet, the sad reality remains that all operations pose risks. When a hospital mistake occurs during surgery, the patient can be left permanently disabled.

This was the case recently after a Coral Gables teen went under the knife for breast augmentation. According to the woman's attorney, doctor's waited an hour beyond the point at which they should have called 911. The delay appears to have caused severe brain damage, as the victim now has difficulty eating, bathing and going to the bathroom on her own. She now requires full-time care. Though the exact cause of the woman's injury is unclear at this time, it is possible her doctors were negligent. The victim's attorney points to the fact that the institution where the incident occurred has made false claims and had a convicted felon acting as an anesthesiologist when the accident happened.

Miami's residents should always be aware of the risks associated with an operation so he or she can make a fully informed decision. Yet, it is nearly impossible nowadays to receive medical care without facing a chance of something going wrong. Thus, those who are injured by hospital negligence should seek to hold accountable those who have harmed them.

A medical malpractice lawsuit can play a major role in reaching this goal while also giving a victim a shot at recovering his or her damages. If a jury can be convinced that a doctor and/or hospital's negligence caused the victim's injuries, then he or she may be awarded compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Such a recovery will also punish those responsible, bringing the victim a sense of justice.

Source: NBC Miami, "Teen Cannot Eat or Bathe on Own Following Complications From Breast Augmentation Surgery, Coma," Laura Rodriguez, Feb. 11, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Honors & Awards
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite
  • The Florida Bar Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy NBTA Established 19977
  • AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability tm
  • AVVO
  • Rated By Super Lawyers William A. Dean
Get In Touch

Let Us Help Your Family Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A.
3323 NE 163 Street, Suite 605
North Miami, FL 33160

Phone: 305-670-2000
Fax: 305-670-1353
North Miami Law Office Map