Close Menu
Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
Call, Text, or Chat: 1-888-LPENDAS
(573-6327)
Free Initial Consultation
Florida Personal Injury

Jacksonville Eye Doctor Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Jacksonville eye doctor faces a medical malpractice lawsuit after he allegedly operated on the wrong eye of one of his patients. The lawsuit alleges in 2014 the doctor at the Orange Park Surgery center began the surgical procedure on the patient’s right eye when it was actually the left eye that needed treatment.

Among the procedures to be performed were a tube shunt, scleral reinforcement grafting and severing of conjunctival scar adhesions. Upon realizing he was performing surgery on the wrong eye, the doctor halted the procedure.

According to reports, the doctor settled allegations with the Florida Department of Health in early February. The doctor paid a fine of $3,400 but did not have to admit any wrongdoing or liability.

The same doctor also has another pending lawsuit filed in 2010, accusing the doctor of performing “unwarranted and unauthorized” procedures. The 2010 lawsuit stems from two procedures performed in 2007 and 2008.

Jacksonville medical malpractice lawsuits

Although The Pendas Law Firm is not representing any of the parties involved in this particular lawsuit, our law firm regularly advocates for the legal rights of victims of medical malpractice in their fight for justice. Physicians owe patients a duty to follow standards of care other physicians in similar situations would reasonably follow and our lawyers hold them to this.

Although the Florida Department of Health usually waits until investigations are performed before assigning blame or any disciplinary actions, victims of medical malpractice may hold negligent physicians liable themselves by filing medical malpractice lawsuits. We strongly encourage patients who believe they were victims of medical malpractice to contact our office for a consultation about their case.

Damages in medical malpractice lawsuits

Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for the damages they may have suffered as a result of their injury. This includes both the economic losses incurred, as well as the physical and emotional turmoil of enduring corrective surgeries. Depending on the circumstances of the case, patients may recover damages for their:

  • Lost wages during recovery time;
  • Medical expenses to repair the damage;
  • Physical pain and suffering; and
  • Emotional anguish.

Negligent physicians, hospitals, nurses, and their insurance companies rarely admit liability in medical malpractice cases, even in events of obvious and gross negligence. Furthermore, even when wrongdoers offer settlements or compensation, it is often not enough to truly make victims whole again.

Filing medical malpractice lawsuits may be important not just for the compensatory damages, but to hold careless physicians and hospitals accountable and send a message that negligent behavior will not be tolerated.

Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers

If you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice by a doctor, nurse, or hospital, contact The Pendas Law Firm for a consultation about your case. Our law firm represents clients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Strict time deadlines apply when filing medical malpractice lawsuits so contact our office at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.

Read What Others Have To Say About Us

  • “I'm very happy with this firm... Joel is an excellent attorney and Carolyn is an amazing paralegal, After been ditched from another law firm, Pendas took care of me and they won my case. I recommend them 100%...” - Jacksonville, Florida -

    Maria Pastor
  • “This law firm is amazing. I love how they always try to stay/keep in contact with you. It shows that they really care and want everything taken care of correctly, Thank You!...” - Orlando, Florida -

    Shantelle Blackwell
  • “I'm very thankful for all the attentions of all the Pendas staff that took care of my case and helped me through the process, thanks for your patience, collaboration and comprehension!...” - Tampa, Florida -

    Carlos Guadalupe
  • “The Pendas Law Firm was amazing! They are very kind, professional, and hard-working! They always kept me informed. Larry Trias was great to work with! I always recommend Pendas to family and friends. Thank you for helping me with my case!” - Fort Myers -

    Heather Pepper
  • “Their attorneys are absolutely someone you want handling your car accident claim. They communicated with us promptly and thoroughly. I was very happy with our recovery. Their staff speaks Spanish and you feel like family.” - Orlando -

    Ian Brito
  • “I would definitely recommend this firm. The staff really helps you and they actually show you that they care, especially Siomara Roldan. She has been a great help for my family and myself, she is always helpful with any questions.” - Tampa -

    Wilmer D Santana Rodriguez
  • “5 stars for these guys! Hays Mathis got my case settled without going to court for a sum that dwarfed what the other guys were advising me to take. I highly recommend Hays not only because he does the work to get it done but he cares about the client and outcome as well!” - Jacksonville -

    Mike Reilly
  • “Pendas is the best! The paralegals are very attentive to your case, knowledgeable, and communicative! The attorney also won’t just be there the day of your sign up, but all throughout the process as needed. I truly recommend Pendas!” - Orlando -

    McKenzie Czabaj

© 2015 - 2018 The Pendas Law Firm. All rights reserved.
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.