Results

Below are some examples of the cases we have been involved in. These are examples only and your case is unique to you. Some of the names of Plaintiffs and Defendants have been omitted or changed, due to a confidential settlement agreement.

Medical Malpractice

  • The Law Office of David J. Halberg, P.A. represent victims of medical malpractice. We have lawyers and medically trained staff who are able to effectively handle even the most serious cases.

S. v. Dr. X- $400,000 dollar verdict for breast reduction improperly done which resulted in scarring.

H. v. Palm Beach Hospital - $1.8 million dollar medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a brain-damaged infant as a result of a negligent delivery with a delayed c-section trapping the child's head.

G. v. Palm Beach Hospital and Emergency Room Physician - $1.5 million dollar settlement for the victim of medical malpractice where failure to diagnose an infection led to gangrene resulting in massive damages.

C v. B and Hospital - a $1.8 million dollar settlement for the failure to diagnose respiratory distress resulting in brain damage.

W. v. 2 Palm Beach Neurosurgeons - $1.750 million dollar medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose lung cancer in a young man whose cancer was not picked up by his doctors even though abnormalities were mentioned on x-rays.

G. v. Broward County Radiologist- $500,000 dollar medical malpractice settlement for failure to diagnose lung cancer in an 80 year-old smoker. Although the case was resolved within a year, the victim died three weeks after the settlement.

G. v. Miami-Dade Hospital and Miami Obstetrician- $1.8 million dollar medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a brain damaged child.

Ortega v. Jackson Memorial Hospital- A $3.7 million dollar judgment against Jackson Memorial Hospital for an auto accident victim who fell from his hospital bed resulting in paraplegia. Damages were capped at $200,000 by sovereign immunity. We filed a claims bill with the state legislature and successfully had a $3 million dollar claims bill passed and signed by the governor.

M. v. Fort Myers Gynecologist and Hospital - $925,000 dollar settlement for a failure to recognize impending respiratory difficulties and leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome.

G.N. v. Naples Emergency Room Physician and Hospital - Confidential settlement for failure to diagnose spinal meningitis resulting in brain damage.

L. v. Multiple Physicians - A young man came down with herpes encephalitis. We sued and were successful in getting a large settlement, which protects the young man's future.

N. v. Miami Children's Hospital - Our firm was called in to co-counsel this case with another firm. In April, 1996, M.N., five years old, was admitted to Miami Children's Hospital for brain surgery to locate and excise the part of the brain that causes epileptic seizures. The Child had suffered from these seizures since she was two years old.

THE DETAILS: Plaintiff's attorneys argued that although the surgery was successful and the correct portions of the brain were removed, in the 48 hours following the surgery the Child suffered brain swelling which was treatable but the hospital failed to treat the brain swelling because nurses and residents failed to notify the appropriate physicians. The Child suffered diminished cognitive ability, emotional problems and partial blindness.

THE VERDICT: December 19, 2001, The jury awarded the Plaintiff $12.7 million - $374,000 for future medical and life care before age 18, $3 million for care after age 18, $1.4 million for lost earning capacity; $300,000 for past pain and suffering; and $7.6 million for future pain and suffering.
In January, 2002, the defendant's motion for a new trial was denied.

C. v. Radiologist - Mother of two children was belatedly diagnosed with breast cancer. Confidential settlement of 1.35 million dollars.

M. v. Gynecologist - Failure to diagnosed endometrial cancer. Confidential settlement of $450,000 for this 73 year-old single woman.

H. v. Miscellaneous Doctors & Medical Facilities: Mr. H. was a 48 year-old husband and father. After years of complaints of headaches and other problems, he was finally seen by a neurologist and an MRI was ordered. Ultimately a number of doctors determined that Mr. H. had a brain tumor and he had an operation. During the operation it was discovered that the doctors were wrong and what Mr. H. had was actually an aneurysm which is treated differently. As a result of the surgery, his prior lack of care and the misdiagnosis, Mr. H. is now in a long term care facility without any hope of recovery. He is no longer able to be a husband or father to his children.

David J. Halberg, P.A. ultimately brought over 20 health care providers into a complex medical malpractice lawsuit. Defendant settlements exceeding 7.5 million dollars for Mr. H., his wife and children.

Automobile Accidents

Unnamed Plaintiff v. Unnamed Defendant - $2 Million Dollar jury trial verdict for automobile victim who suffered injuries in an intersection collision.

Wrongful Death

H. v. Medical School- $1.5 million dollar settlement for the family of a mother who died from an asthma attack when she was given the inappropriate instructions from her doctor in the use of her asthma medication.

A. v. Surgeon, Primary Care Physician and HMO - Confidential settlement for the family of a victim of medical malpractice resulting from a four month delay due to a negligent surgery to remove colon cancer. The surgeon removed a normal bowel and missed the cancer.

Baldacci v. Cabello- $1.1 million dollar medical malpractice verdict for failure to diagnose osteogenic (bone) cancer in a young woman, resulting in her death.

Two of David J. Halberg, P.A. clients died after taking the anti-cholesterol drug Baycol. David J. Halberg, P.A. was successful in securing substantial confidential settlements for these two families and numerous other injured individuals.

Products Liability

Unnamed Plaintiff v. SUV Car Manufacturer - Co-Counsel on crash-worthy case against major car manufacturer resulting in a multiple million dollar confidential award for the family of an automobile victim in the back of a SUV where seat back collapsed and tailgate flew off.

Four Plaintiffs v. Multiple Defendants- $6.5 million dollar settlement resulting from exposure to manganese fumes.

Premises Liability

C. v. Parent Company - A young man was attempting to repair a conveyer belt at a construction site when it was negligently started causing him to lose his arm which was then surgically reattached. Even though there were many legal problems related to this case, we were successful in recovering a substantial settlement for this fine young man.
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