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JED KURZBAN is an attorney and managing partner for the law firm Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury. He is admitted to practice by The Florida Bar and the Hawaii State Bar Association, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Kurzban is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the American Bar Association. He served as Vice Chair of the Dade County Bar Association Trial Section, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Kurzban has also lobbied in Tallahassee for issues relating to medical malpractice and victim rights, published several articles in the Florida Bar Journal and the FJA Journal, and given multiple lectures on topics relating to personal injury, auto negligence, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Kurzban previously served as an adjunct instructor teaching pre-litigation tactics at the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Kurzban strongly believes that people who have suffered serious injury at the hands of negligent health care providers deserve considerable compensation. For this reason, Mr. Kurzban handles personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, product liability cases, and miscellaneous personal injury matters that have resulted in catastrophic injuries. Mr. Kurzban, acting as first chair in litigation and working with local counsel when necessary, has tried cases and obtained verdicts and settlements in multiple states—including Florida, Hawaii, Arizona, and South Carolina, just to name a few. Mr. Kurzban has also helped set records in compensation awards and the verdicts he’s received for his clients have been upheld by appellate and supreme courts, including the Florida District Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Florida.
A Miami medical professional should never cause you harm while treating you for an illness or an injury. Unfortunately, medical negligence occurs frequently. Whether you sustained injuries during treatment with a doctor, an osteopath, a dentist or any other medical professional, they or their insurance carriers should pay for the damages they cause. Physicians rarely acknowledge that they caused an injury and their negligence is often difficult to prove. If a doctor chooses to report an adverse event to their malpractice carrier, the doctor often retains settlement approval rights. Resolving a medical injury claim requires legal knowledge and malpractice experience. It’s important to consult with a Miami medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you suspect your doctor has committed a negligent act. You should never try to resolve your claim on your own.
Negligence, malpractice, and error are often used interchangeably when addressing physician-caused harm. Medical events occur frequently, and they happen under a variety of circumstances. Surgeons commit errors during surgery and perform unnecessary operations. Physicians misdiagnose or fail to diagnose medical conditions, so they sometimes treat an illness the patient doesn’t have. An obstetrician’s actions or failure to act often cause brain injury when a newborn suffers from oxygen deprivation during delivery. Doctors prescribe the wrong medications and pharmacists improperly dispense the wrong doses. These and many other negligent medical acts cause harm and sometimes death. A 2016 Johns Hopkins medical error study, explains why medical errors go undetected, undocumented, or unchallenged. When a team of researchers studied death certificates, they found that medical errors occurred frequently but were often undocumented as errors. The Johns Hopkins team determined that 250,000 deaths per year occurred because of a physician’s or a medical professional’s error. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention documents deaths nationwide. The information is inaccurate because the official death certificate submission form doesn’t include a “medical error” classification as a cause of death. The form requires a description of the “immediate illness” and the “underlying illness.” There’s no guidance for documenting deaths caused by medical negligence or inappropriate care. Because of this reporting anomaly, tracking medical errors remains a complicated undertaking.
If you suspect that a medical error injured you or a family member, don’t wait for your medical professional to admit their mistake. You need a skilled Miami medical malpractice lawyer to protect your legal interests and deal with complex medical negligence issues and standards.
Medical negligence cases require early assessment and timely action. As a patient or family member, it’s up to you to recognize when there’s a problem with your medical treatment. You must then act quickly and take the appropriate steps to protect your rights. Miami Malpractice attorneys handle complex liability issues every day. Schedule a consultation to learn more about medical liability claims and to discuss the merits of your case.