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Ratzan Law Group P.A. • In The News

Below is a chronological listing of articles and excerpts that have appeared in regional and national media about some of the cases that Ratzan Law Group attorneys have successfully handled for our clients.


 

Ratzan Law Group Settles Case for more than $700,000 against two Miami Physicians and Local Hospital – January 17, 2012
Ratzan Law Group attorneys Stuart Ratzan and Stuart Weissman reached a $705,000 global settlement with two Miami-based physicians and a local hospital on behalf of a mother whose twenty year old son with sickle cell disease died as a result of alleged negligent and inadequate care on the part of the physicians and hospital.
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Daily Business Review – February 4, 2011
Rewards keep coming for Key West whistle-blower: A Travis County, Texas, jury awarded the state $170 million in a Ven-A-Care-initiated false claims case against the generic pharmaceutical company Actavis.
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Daily Business Review – September 2, 2010
Miami trio gets 1.7 million from Miami VA hospital for Navy vet.
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Daily Business Review (Miami trio obtains $1.9 Million from Miami VA Hospital) – September 1, 2010
Stuart N. Ratzan, G. Scott Vezina and Stuart J. Weissman obtain verdict on behalf of Susan and John Atkisson v. United States of America.
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Florida Jury Verdict Review & Analysis – August 2010
$1,674,000 Verdict – Medical Malpractice – Morphine overdose at Veterans Hospital – Failure to utilize pulse oximeter to detect respiratory depression – Hypoxemia – Permanent brain injury.
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Sports Litigation Alert Archives – August 13, 2010
O.J. McDuffie case highlights flawed system in the NFL.
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Trio Wins $1.674 Million Medical Malpractice Judgment against Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center – July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010 – Miami-based attorneys Stuart N. Ratzan, G. Scott Vezina and Stuart J. Weissman win a $1.674 million judgment on behalf of a woman who sustained a permanent brain injury in a case against the United States government representing the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics – June 6, 2010
$11.5 million verdict in suit arising from treatment of professional football player’s ruptured ligaments.
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ESPN – June 3, 2010
Sticking a turf toe into the legal waters: Although many NFL players suffer turf toe and recover, the injury to (O.J.) McDuffie’s left big toe – and the treatment by Dr. John Uribe – marked the end of his career.
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Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics – A Personal Injury Litigation Reporter – June 2010
$11.5 Million Verdict in Suit Arising From Treatment of Professional Football Player’s Ruptured Ligaments.
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Medical Malpractice – Verdicts, Settlements & Experts – June 2010
Team doctor for Miami Dolphins continues to allow receiver to play after rupturing ligaments in toe – Joint surface injury occurs before surgery is performed – football career cut short – $11.5 million Florida verdict.
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Daily Business Review – May 13, 2010
Trio gets ex-Dolphin $11.5M in suit against team doctor.
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Lawyers USA – May 12, 2010
Former NFL star wins $11.5M verdict against team doctor. While the witnesses included experts from both sides on the standard of care, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino also took the stand.
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New York InjuryNews.com – May 11, 2010
Miami FL medical malpractice: Ex Dolphins’ player O.J. McDuffie awarded $11.5MM.
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More Law – May 8, 2010
Former Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie sued John Uribe on a medical malpractice theory claiming that Dr. Uribe acted below the standard of care.
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The Am Law Daily– O.J. McDuffie Wins Big in Malpractice Case – May 7, 2010
Football fans will remember former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie as a favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. But McDuffie claims his nine-year career was cut short by an injury to his big left toe that doctors suggested wasn’t serious.
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Boston Herald (Jury sides with O.J. McDuffie in injury suit) – May 6, 2010
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Sun-Sentinel (McDuffie Wins $11.5 million in injury suit) – May 6, 2010
Wednesday, O.J. McDuffie finally received what he had sought for nearly a decade. Validation of his belief that his career ended too soon.
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The Miami Herald (Ruling Ex-player gets $11.5 million) – May 6, 2010 
A Miami-Dade County jury ruled that an improperly handled injury was worth $11.5 million for former Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie.
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Fox Business – O.J. McDuffie Awarded $11.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case – May 5, 2010 
MIAMI, May 05, 2010 – O.J. McDuffie, former Miami Dolphins receiver, was awarded $11.5 million in Miami-Dade Circuit Court today in a medical malpractice lawsuit against former team doctor John Uribe, according to McDuffie’s attorneys, Stuart Ratzan, and Herman Russomanno.
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PR Newswire – (O.J. McDuffie Awarded $11.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case) – May 5, 2010
O.J. McDuffle, former Miami Dolphins receiver, was awarded $11.5 million in Miami-Dade Circuit Court today in a medical malpractice lawsuit against former team doctor John Uribe, according to McDuffie’s attorneys, Stuart Ratzan, Herman Russomanno and Robert Borrello.
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Forbes.com – O.J. McDuffie Awarded $11.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case – May 5, 2010
McDuffie accused doctor of malpractice and gross negligence in the treatment of a left big toe injury he suffered in 1999.
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The Miami Herald (O.J. McDuffie Awarded $11.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case) – May 5, 2010
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Medical Economics (Don’t Make his day) – March 19, 2010
Stuart Ratzan, JD, and other plantiffs’ attorneys reveal how you can be your own worst enemy during malpractice litigation.
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Daily Business Review – April 7, 2008
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Lawyers & Settlements Article – March 28, 2008
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Stuart Ratzan Wins $8.8 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case against Southern Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville – March 26, 2008
MIAMI, March 26, 2008 – Miami-based attorney Stuart Ratzan wins an $8.8 million verdict on behalf of his clients, David and Shirlyn Gallagher on March 22 in the 4th Circuit Court in Duval County, Fla.
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S.FL.Business Journal (Profits up, rates down) – November 2-8, 2007 
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Daily Business Review – June 6, 2005
A 42-year-old woman who now suffers from drop foot after a hysterectomy was awarded $1.55 million by a jury.
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Florida Times-Union – May 2, 2005
A Duval County Circuit Court jury awarded $1.55 million to a Jacksonville woman for complications she suffered while in the hospital following treatment for a hysterectomy.
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Jacksonville Business Journal – April 18, 2005
A 46-year-old Jacksonville woman received a $1.55 million verdict Friday in a medical negligence civil case against Baptist Medical Center.
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National Law Journal – June 16, 2003
The children of a man crushed between a wall and trailer at work was awarded $3 million – $1.5 million settlement with Burgess Transport and De Los Rios.
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Daily Business Review – December 16, 2002
Jeremy Alters and Stuart N. Ratzan of Ratzan & Alters in Miami, representing a teenage girl who suffered catastrophic brain damage when she was run over by a Toyota 4-Runner while sunbathing on a North Florida beach, have settled her lawsuit against the driver and his insurance company for $17.5 million. The amount equals an earlier settlement this year in a scuba diving accident lawsuit that was called one of the largest pretrial settlements ever in Florida in a single personal injury case.
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Daily Business Review – December 9, 2002
“Miami law firm led by Stuart Ratzan and Jeremy Alters gets $17.5 million settlement in bad faith case against Geico, a tie for largest pretrial settlement in Florida history.”
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National Law Journal – July 29, 2002
The husband of a woman who died of malaria reached a $2.8 million settlement with a hospital and two of the doctors who treated her.
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