Blinded Elderly Clients Get Compensated For Alleged Mislabeling With The Assistance Of The Fort Lauderale Injury Lawyers of Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Coffey

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Helping all persons no matter their age is the philosophy of Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffey. Our Fort Lauderale Personal Injury Attorneys were able to obtain a settlement for two elderly patients when a pharmacy and pharmacist allegedly mislabeled syringes used in an eye surgery.

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The Florida Injury Law Firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Coffey obtained an out of court settlement in favor of their clients against a compounding pharmacy and pharmacist after an alleged syringe-mislabeling incident. As set forth in the Declaratory Judgment Complaint, (Case No. 50-2013-CA00465 in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida) a local ophthalmologist performed a routine cataract surgery on both clients at an outpatient surgical facility. During the surgery, the doctor injected an anesthetic agent to numb the eye. In this case, the surgical center had ordered the agent from the compounding pharmacy, which had allegedly mislabeled a package of syringes and sent them to the surgical facility. The syringes were supposed to be preservative free but allegedly contained a preservative that kills the endothelial cells. When the doctor injected the substance into the patients’ eyes, it allegedly caused them to lose vision in the operated eye, suspected to be caused by the numbing agent. To restore their eyesight, the clients had to have corneal transplants, but the second surgery only partially restored their vision.

When the law firm made a claim on behalf of both clients the insurance company for the compounding pharmacy filed a Declaratory Judgment Complaint, asserting that their coverage was limited. According to court documents the law firm responded to the Declaratory Judgment Complaint. Following the response the injury lawyers at Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffey were able to gain compensation for both patients with an out of court settlement before a lawsuit or counterclaim was filed on the main personal injury claims. . One claimant received just over $555,000 while the other client, who was more injured, gained a settlement of $810,000.

About our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Law Firm

The Fort Lauderdale Injury lawyers of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Coffey specializes in personal injury cases that arise from wrongful death, car accidents and property liability along with medical malpractice. For the last 25 years, the law firm has worked to acquire funds for lost wages and medical bills as well as for pain and suffering. Click on the link for more information about our

Areas of Expertise

Florida’s medical malpractice statutes are complex and include a large number of technical requirements that frequently result in judges dismissing cases. The law firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Coffey understand the state’s regulations to argue each case properly. Therefore, the law firm is capable of handling injury, medical malpractice, and. defective drug cases in all of South Florida.

Nursing home abuse is another area of the law firm’s expertise. Due to the increasing age of the country’s population, the number of nursing homes is growing. With more Florida nursing homes, the occurrence of elder abuse is escalating. The law firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Coffey has experience with cases involving negligence and inadequate care. They’ve also filed cases against nursing homes that have made medication errors, allowed falls to happen, and failed to prevent malnourishment.

Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Coffey practice personal injury law in the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton area. In addition, they frequently help elderly individuals acquire sizable settlements after they’ve become the victims of negligence.

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