Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney

80 Years of Combined Experience and Results in Medical Malpractice Cases

If there’s one area of law where it’s absolutely critical that you have elite representation, that area is medical malpractice. 

When medical system failures occur, whether they involve misdiagnosis, failure to treat, failure to test, failure to monitor, or lack of informed consent, among other major medical failures, the results can be devastating and even fatal. Misdiagnosis can lead to a lifetime of physical and emotional hardship.

What is the physical, emotional, and monetary cost of a misread X-ray or an emergency room error? What is the damage when prescriptions, medication, and other treatment errors occur, or medical negligence causes a patient to die?

Because lives are at stake, negligent doctors, hospitals, and staff must be held to the highest standards and must be held accountable. It’s their job to protect us all; it’s what they’re paid to do. Many of them do this every day with excellence. Unfortunately, some do not. 

As a victim, you have the legal right to just and fair compensation and the power to hold those who have caused harm accountable.

Our medical malpractice lawyers are based in Florida but we handle cases throughout the United States. Initial consultations are always free; call us today at (305) 374-6366 or use our online contact form

Elite Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice negligence claims are among the most involved and complex types of cases that lawyers handle. Many law firms claim to be best suited as medical malpractice attorneys. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. It takes a certain level of compassion, dedication, experience, expertise, and perseverance to successfully navigate medical malpractice cases, and frankly, many lawyers miss the mark.

In this area of law, you must partner with a law firm that is immensely experienced in handling medical malpractice cases. At Ratzan Weissman & Boldt, our medical malpractice attorneys have the legal experience, command of technology, and the understanding of medicine needed to uncover negligence, determine the root cause, and clearly demonstrate your case to any audience. We have the resources to invest in your case with the attention it deserves.

We know this is a difficult time for you, and we are here to help. When you talk with us, you can expect straight answers and sound legal advice. It’s what you deserve. We will spend as much time as necessary to determine the merit of your case. When the consultation is complete, you will have a comprehensive understanding of your options.

Our Miami medical malpractice attorneys have represented hundreds of victims in cases involving numerous types of injuries and medical conditions across the United States, and the results speak for themselves.

What Our Clients Say

What I learned from the case over the period of about 2-3 years that it took, when I felt sometimes that I just wanted to give up and forget about it- there were too many things, what I came to learn is that the process and the extent of the investigations, the research that was done, the experts that were brought in, it gave me a full sense of what really happened with my Son that night. That brings me a lot of comfort, that I got to know exactly what happened and we got justice. RWB Client
Mr. Ratzan took on my case and helped me finalize a fair amount of compensation for me and my girls. I can’t thank him enough. He and his firm fought relentlessly to obtain a successful result and they really care about their clients. I was extremely satisfied with his representation for my case. RWB Client
Ratzan and his firm are patient and explain the process to you as you go along. When I didn’t have a ride to get to the office, they had a driver pick me up. It was so comforting to know that they were taking care of me, taking the burden off my shoulders. RWB Client
He made me feel that he really cared about me as a person and understood what I went through. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that Stuart Ratzan and his firm gave their all to obtain fair compensation for me. I believe they are the best at what they do. RWB Client
Mr. Ratzan and everyone his firm were kind and understanding about what I was going through. They held my hand through the whole process and really made everything as easy as possible. Stuart Ratzan did not just represent me, he defended me and not just the case. RWB Client
The first takeaway for me was Stuart's need to understand who we were and what my family was about. He actually came to the island [my home] for about three days to visit to get to know who my Son's friends were. He met his Godmother, he went to my Son's school, and we went to the cemetery to see the grave. To me, that was unbelievable, that an attorney would want to be part of who we were to really understand who it was that he was fighting for. RWB Client
They gave us an explanation and they were very respectful in the way that they treated the manner that I had lost my son and my wife was in very delicate health conditions. They were very respectful in touching on every topic regarding my family, and also the empathy that they had with our case, that I know them and their team of lawyers and their assistants, and they always showed us love, that understanding towards us and our family. RWB Client
One of the things that most impacted me in working with the law firm of Stuart Ratzan was his empathy with my case. I know that as lawyers, they have to understand our case, but it was something very special because they lived through that stage of mine, that process and they were very respectful to me in that stage of pain and everything I was living through, and I could see his human side as a lawyer and as a law firm that they are. RWB Client
As a result of the efforts made by the law firm, it was possible for us to close that chapter in life. It was possible because of all that work that we were able to come to an agreement of a trial and the case was closed, and we received closure on that very sad stage of our life. RWB Client
At one of the most uncertain times in our lives, we reached out to Ratzan law firm. They helped us uncover the truth and fought for our son so that he could get the care he needed due to medical negligence. Ratzan and Weissman were responsive and attentive to our case and working with them, on behalf of our son, was positive and rewarding. RWB Client
I, and my whole family, feel that we are blessed that RWB represented us during the most tragic time of our lives. They helped facilitate the legal process in a very professional manner. I always felt their support and protection. I have no words as to how satisfied I am not only with their legal services but also with the case results.

Yo, y toda mi familia, nos senitmos muy benedicidos que ésta firma de RWB nos representaron en un tiempo muy trájico en mi vida. Ellos me ayudaron con el proceso legal muy profesionalmente y muy humanamente. Siempre sentí que ellos me apollaban y me protegían y yo quedé muy satisfecho con los servicios legales y los resultados de mi caso.
RWB Client
I felt that emotional support. I felt like they were saying "Don't worry, we are going to fight, we are going to protect you, we are going to get justice for you". All the emotional part, I felt it, I felt it was very, very humane. RWB Client
I feel very fortunate that my family was able to work with Ratzan Weissman & Boldt as our attorneys during our family’s case. Throughout our case they treated our family with sensitivity, respect and kindness. Going through a malpractice lawsuit can be very emotional on a family, and they always understood and supported us. We never questioned any of the process because we knew they had our family’s very best interest at heart and wanted justice for our son. RWB Client
During the worst time in my life, and after losing my son, the Ratzan team embraced me and my family. They actually became my family. I received excellent, professional and warm support from them to which I am very grateful. RWB Client
This healing atmosphere around their office was such an important factor to me because it gave me comfort and confidence in my case, that I was in the right hands. He [Stuart] resolved my case for a fair and just amount that I was very satisfied with. Stuart and his whole firm will always be dear to me. They were the bright light in this entire process. I know I had the best experience possible. RWB Client
From my first phone call to that office up until the end of my case, I felt lucky to have such a strong team on my side fighting for justice for me. They truly cared about me as a person. They treated me like family. RWB Client
One of the main takeaways from the experience I had from the law firm of Stuart Ratzan, one was his professionalism, and the other part was knowing that it was a difficult case [that] they always did their best to make sure that this case was resolved. They were always very clear about any questions our family had regarding the case. RWB Client
I am a witness that they did the impossible to search every detail, every piece of evidence in our case, and we truly felt like it was a great blessing to have them as our lawyers and know that they were fighting for our case. RWB Client
I felt that the law firm of Stuart Ratzan, that they were investing their time in my case because, even though it was quite a complex case, very difficult, and we were battling with very powerful and large companies, they dedicated their time and resources to look for even the smallest detail. They put all their efforts, all their experience as lawyers, to find a way out, to find a way towards justice in our case. RWB Client
I was extremely satisfied with the offices of RWB. They obtained a successful recovery for my accident. I felt they cared about me and really wanted to help me. They fought for justice to be fair compensation for the negligence I experienced.

Yo quedé muy satisfecho con la representación del bufete de Ratzan. Ellos adquieron un buen resultado para Mi accidente. Yo me sentí que ellos realmente querián aydarme a recibir un monto justo para el Los daños que me occurrieron.
RWB Client
Q: How was the hiring process? A: It was very easy, we had a meeting and since that first meeting he [Stuart] was very accessible, and I had no doubt I was in the right hands, and in the case of my family, I had no doubt about it from the first meeting I had with him. RWB Client
Stuart and his firm, and I'm adding his firm - not just Stuart - every single member of his staff treated me and my family, or whoever talked to him on my behalf as if they were Every single member of his staff - and that has gone on, it didn't just end when the case ended, it still continues, our relationship with the firm. RWB Client
Working with the Stuart Ratzan team, we wife and I, we were living through a hard time, a dark time in our lives for us, working with the law firm was very...hopeful, and we had faith that our case was going to be solved, that justice was going to be done and we felt very protected, we felt that we were in good hands. RWB Client
I remember the deposition [where] one of the [defense] lawyers asked me "how much money would satisfy you"? This is really not about money and it wasn't about money for Stuart, I realized that - it was really about justice. This is what the trial afforded us - going through the process and getting justice. RWB Client
Ratzan and his firm are patient and explain the process to you as you go along. When I didn’t have a ride to get to the office, they had a driver pick me up. It was so comforting to know that they were taking care of me, taking the burden off my shoulders. RWB Client
What I liked most about working with the law firm of Stuart Ratzan was his professionalism and his working team, excellent people as the human beings they are. I saw the human being in him, not just as a lawyer, but as a human being who felt the pain that I was experiencing at that time. It is one of those things that most impacted my life and for that, I am very grateful. RWB Client
What I liked most was the way in which Stuart embraced us, the way in which he made us feel welcomed and that we were the only clients he had. You just got that feeling, you came to the office or you called him he was never too busy, he was never not available. Every single question he would ask you for your decision, he would want to clarify things, he was constantly back and forth telling you what the next steps were-totally transparent, there was not one decision he made without asking for your opinion. RWB Client
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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, fails to take appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment or care that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient.

Initial consultations are always free; call us today at (305) 374-6366 or use our online contact form.

What are Some Common Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Four elements must be present for a valid medical malpractice claim to exist:

  1. There was a “Doctor/Hospital-Patient Relationship” with a healthcare provider - simply put, this usually means that a doctor or medical professional agreed to treat you and that you agreed to be treated.
  2. The doctor or medical professional was negligent, failing to adhere to the “standard of care”.
  3. The negligence caused an injury. In legal terms, medical malpractice must be the “proximate cause” of the injury.
  4. The injury (as a result of the negligence) caused losses, or “damages”. These damages can be financial, physical and/or emotional.
What Are Common Types of Medical Negligence that can Result in Medical Malpractice Claims?
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Unnecessary or incorrect surgery
  • Premature discharge
  • Failure to order appropriate tests or to act on results
  • Not following up
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage or the wrong medication
  • Leaving things inside the patient’s body after surgery (like surgical tools or sponges)
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Potentially fatal infections acquired in the hospital

Initial consultations are always free; call us today at (305) 374-6366 or use our online contact form.

What Kind of Damages can the Plaintiff Recover in Medical Malpractice Cases?
  • Compensatory damages may include economic damages, including lost earning capacity, life care expenses, and medical expenses. Usually, past and future losses are considered.
    • Compensatory damages may also include non-economic damages, which assess the injury itself, psychological and physical harm, such as losing one’s vision or legs, extreme pain, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive damages are only awarded if the defendant is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct. Punitive damage is a form of punishment. It is compensation in addition to actual damages.

How to Choose the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer

No matter who you consider working with, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt wants to help prepare you when deciding which medical malpractice attorney to partner with. We suggest speaking (or better yet, visiting in person) with more than one firm before making a decision. If it's a good fit, establishing rapport with your attorney should feel natural.

One area to consider here is a lawyer's track record. Actions speak louder than words, and getting a handle on a law firm's history when it comes to specifically medical malpractice cases is very important. 

RWB’s medical injury lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. In just the last seven (7) years, we have recovered over $200,000,000 in trial verdicts alone, many involving medical malpractice negligence claims. 

Initial consultations are always free; call us today at (305) 374-6366 or use our online contact form.

No Case is too Complex

Medical malpractice is a highly specialized and complex area of law. There are laws in place intended to protect doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, and laws that must be carefully adhered to when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Additionally, in certain states (Florida being one of them) all medical malpractice cases must be pre-vetted by an “expert”, usually in the form of a highly-experienced and reputable doctor or nurse. As a case proceeds, multiple, highly-specialized medical experts will likely need to get involved. It’s important to partner with a firm that not only has the capital to invest in these experts but also has existing relationships and experience in this field. 

Another area to consider when searching for a medical malpractice attorney is the size of the firm and the number of cases they handle in a given year. Bigger does not mean better, and more times than not, bigger can end up meaning worse. A firm with too many lawyers, numerous offices, and dozens of cases will almost always underperform compared to a smaller, more specialized firm. RWB is meticulous in the cases that we handle, and this allows us to devote the time, energy, and capital necessary to successfully prosecute and pursue the cases we take on. 

Learn more about our firm and our specialized approach here

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt is a Florida-Based National Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt is a Florida-Based National Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys focus their careers on helping seriously injured victims and the families of patients killed due to medical negligence. Recognized for our commitment to solid medical malpractice litigation, we selectively handle the most complex and devastating medical malpractice claims in Florida and across the United States.  No city or state is too far.  We have handled medical malpractice cases in states such as Rhode Island, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and California.

Our attorneys are devoted to improving the lives of our clients and the communities they live in. If your life or that of a loved one has been undone because of medical negligence, talk with us. If you have experienced the death of a loved one due to the negligence of a hospital, doctor, nurse, or other health care provider, call us. We are here to help you. No case is too complex.

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt is a contingency-fee based practice. What this means is that there are no fees or costs to you unless we prevail through a favorable settlement or jury verdict and judgment. Because we don’t bill by the hour and only get paid when you do, our priority is maximizing the results in your case.

Initial consultations are always free; call us today at (305) 374-6366 or use our online contact form.

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Top Medical Malpractice Case Results

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$46.5 Million Verdict For Toddler In Medical Malpractice Kernicterus Case

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$23.2 Million Recovery For A Brain Injured 17 Year Old

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$23.5 Million Verdict for a Mother Who Was Turned Away from the Emergency Room Several Times with Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

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$18 Million Recovery for a Baby Who Developed Kernicterus as a Result of Untreated Jaundice

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